LCC Men’s Basketball
Adam Schwartz, Head Basketball Coach
Adam Schwartz begins his fourth year as head coach at Lamar Community College and sixth overall. In his six years at LCC Coach Schwartz has played a huge role in three 20-win seasons and LCC’s first ever Region IX Championship and first ever appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament where the Runnin’ Lopes finished in fifth place. At LCC, Coach Schwartz has coached one NJCAA All-American, three All-Region Players, and two Academic All-Americans. He has helped eight players move on to Division I programs and 20 to other four-year institutions.
Coach Schwartz came to Lamar Community College after spending two seasons at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, CO. While at CNCC, Schwartz served as one of the youngest head coaches in all of college basketball. In two years he helped re-establish CNCC as a competitive program in the SWAC Conference and Region XVIII, one of the premier junior college conferences in the country.
Before heading to Colorado Northwestern, Coach Schwartz spent three seasons at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, where he was an aide to legendary coaches Charlie Spoonhour and Lon Kruger. Coach Schwartz, at UNLV was part of 3 NIT teams and made it to at least he Mountain West Conference semi-finals every year. While at UNLV, Coach Schwartz had the opportunity to work with players such as Marcus Banks (13th overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft of the Boston Celtics), Joel Anthony (Miami Heat), and Louis Amundson (Indiana Pacers).
Prior to joining the Runnin’ Rebel staff, Coach Schwartz spent two seasons at Durango High School as an assistant coach under Head Coach Al LaRocque, where the Trailblazers have won two state championships, four conference championships, and helped 11 players move on to the NCAA Division I level. Coach Schwartz also has been a part of some of the most prestigious camps and tournaments in the country.
A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Coach Schwartz earned his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He resides in Lamar with his fiancé Meagan O’Connell-Carne.
Sercan Fenerci, Assistant Basketball Coach
Sercan “Serg” Fenerci enters his first season as Assistant Coach with the Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball program.
Fenerci grew up in Istanbul, Turkey where he played high school basketball. Upon graduation from high school he moved to Boston, MA to pursue his collegiate basketball career, where he took his basketball skills to the junior college level. Fenerci played for one season at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. Fenerci averaged 17 points and 13 rebounds a game, which earned him the First Team All-Region selection and runner up for the Region Player of the Year award. After one successful season at NECC, Fenerci accepted a full scholarship to play for Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX where he completed his Bachelors in Management Information Systems degree in May of 2007. Fenerci then went on to complete his Masters degree in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2012.
Fenerci started his coaching career right after graduation in 2007 as an Assistant Coach at his alma-mater, Northern Essex Community College under Coach Darren Stratton. Fenerci’s coaching career includes: Assistant Basketball Coach and Associate Head Basketball Coach at Wheelock College (2008-10), Assistant Basketball Coach at Plymouth State University (2010-11), Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Thornton High School (2011-13). Fenerci moved to Denver, CO in 2011 when his fiancée Rebecca was accepted to University of Denver’s Clinical Psychology PhD Program.
Fenerci led Thornton High School to a 14-9 record in his second year as Head Coach. During that 2012-2013 season, Thornton HS made the state playoffs for the first time in 12 years and finished the season with a perfect “11-0” home record- the first undefeated home record in the school’s history. This success earned Coach Fenerci the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year Award.
In addition to coaching basketball, Fenerci also coached soccer for two seasons as the first ever Head Men’s Coach at Wheelock College (2008 and 2009), and one season as the Head Boys’ Varsity Coach at Westminster High School (2013). Fenerci earned the Coach of the Year Award at Wheelock College during his first year as the Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer team. Fenerci also led Westminster HS to its first state playoff birth in nearly 30 years during his first year as Head Coach.
Paul Moss, Assistant Basketball Coach / JV Head Coach