Matt Stephens, Sports Information Director
BETHANY – Southwestern Christian University announced Brandon Rollins as its new head men’s basketball coach Tuesday.
Rollins, an SCU alumnus, spent the past four seasons serving as an assistant coach at fellow Sooner Athletic Conference school Mid-America Christian. Rollins replaces Jon Mack who vacated the position to become head coach at Lancaster Bible College (Pa.).
We are excited to have Brandon Rollins back home here at SCU as our new men’s basketball coach,” SCU Athletic Director Mark Arthur said. “He is one of the bright, up-and-coming coaches, and we feel fortunate to have him. He will do a great job leading the program and will be a great role model for our student-athletes.”
At MACU, Rollins spent three seasons as an assistant coach before being elevated to associate head coach. Rollins helped the Evangels win their first NAIA Division I national championship in 2015-16.
“I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity,” Rollins said. “I also want to thank President Murray and Coach Arthur. I’m excited for this opportunity and excited to be back at SCU. It’s a blessing to have your first head job at a university you are comfortable with.”
Rollins served an assistant under former Eagle coach Quinn Woolridge for one season at SCU before joining the MACU staff. Prior to beginning his college coaching career, Rollins spent a season as an assistant coach at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City.
“I’m looking forward to making an impact on the men in the program, and watching them grow spiritually and athletically every day,” Rollins said. “I hope to bring a family atmosphere where everyone feels encouraged to execute at their highest level.”
As a player, Rollins attended Enid High School and graduated in 2009. He played four seasons at SCU and was a part of the Eagles first team to compete in the NAIA in 2010-11.
Rollins graduated from SCU in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science.