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Reed Nosbisch

Reed Nosbisch

Phone: 847-697-1000, Ext. 2009
Office: Bldg J, Room J110, Main campus
nosbischr@yahoo.com


Coach Nosbisch is entering his seventh season as the head coach of the Spartans after spending two seasons (1995-1996 and 2006-2007) as an assistant to Joe Wharton and Greg Herenda. Coach Nosbisch also played for the Spartans from 1990-1992.

During his freshman year as a player, Coach Nosbisch started 19 games averaging 12.4 points per game. During the season, he set school records for most 3-point field goals made (92), most 3-point field goals in a game (10), and free throw percentage (82%). He also ranked fifth in the nation for 3-point field goal percentage making 49% (92 for 187).

During his sophomore campaign, Nosbisch was voted team captain and helped the Spartans finish with an overall record of 16-15. He also reset his record from the previous season for 3-point field goals made (102). He finished that season averaging 14.8 points per game. His career stats included: 62 games played, 194 made 3-point field goals, 47.2% 3 point field percentage, 81% free throw percentage, and 13.8 points per game.

As an assistant coach during the 1995-1996 season, he helped guide the Spartans to a second place finish in the Skyway Conference as well as help recruit the class that would eventually win a conference title in 1997.

After his one year stint on the Spartan staff, Coach Nosbisch joined former Spartan boss Jim Hinkle at Jacobs High School as the head sophomore coach. He would spend the next 10 years on the Golden Eagle staff as well as being the head golf coach for 10 years and pitching coach for the baseball team for four years. Jacobs won two regional basketball titles during that span while the golf team won seven different tournaments and qualified for the sectionals three times. Coach Nosbisch coached three individual golfers to state tournament berths.

In 2006, Coach Nosbisch decided to return to the Spartan sidelines as Greg Herenda’s top assistant. The Spartans would eventually finish second in the Illinois Skyway Conference and make a run to the Region IV District B title game. The Spartans would win 18 games that season and have three all conference players as well as two All-Region players.

During the summer of 2007, Coach Nosbisch was named head coach of the Spartans. His most successful season thus far was the 2011-2012 season in which the team finished third in the conference and advanced to the Region IV District B title game. During the last five seasons, Coach Nosbisch has coached seven players that have moved on to play at 4-year colleges or universities including two players that have played at the DII level. He has also coached two Academic All-Americans as well as multiple players that have gone on to graduate from the University of Illinois and North Carolina University.

Coach Nosbisch grew up in Elgin and is a graduate of Larkin High School. He received his Associate’s Degree from Elgin Community College, his Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Eastern Illinois University, and a Master’s Degree in teaching from Aurora University. He is in his 18th year of teaching at Jacobs High School. He lives in Elgin with his wife Keiren and two daughters.

Assistant Coaches

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Scott Cork

Scott Cork

Phone: 847-697-1000, Ext. 2009
Office: Bldg J, Room J110, Main Campus


Going into his fifth year as assistant coach, Scott Cork is very much at home at Elgin Community College. He has lived in the Elgin area all of his life. He graduated from Larkin High School and attended ECC for one year. He played football and basketball at Larkin. His sophomore year football team was conference champion. During his junior and senior years, he was co-captain of the basketball team. He played in various men's leagues in basketball, softball and flag football.

"Coach" is not an unfamiliar nickname for Scott. He began his coaching career in the City of Elgin basketball league in 1997. He coached kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls and continued this for five years. He was the assistant coach for the Jr. Maroons in 1998 for one season and was the head coach for Good Shepherd Lutheran School 7th and 8th grade boys in the 1999-2000 basketball season. In 1999, he was the head coach for the Jr. Royals 8th grade basketball team. He continued this for four more years. In 2004, he began the Jr. Hilltoppers basketball program. He is the program's director and started with just a 7th and 8th grade team. The program has been quite successful and currently has three teams. He is also the 8th grade head coach. The 8th grade team from 2006 was the first team to be with Coach Cork's program all three years and was the first team to have 100% of the players make their high school freshmen basketball teams. In 2008, Coach Cork was the co-founder of Viper's Basketball. He has coached 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th grades for AAU basketball and has helped at all levels of 4th-11th grade with skills training and practices.

In addition to all of his coaching experience, Coach Cork brings seven years of experience in high school and one year of college basketball officiating.

Tarnell Davis

Tarnell Davis

Phone: 847-697-1000, Ext. 2009
Office: Bldg J, Room J110, Main Campus


Tarnell was a member of the Spartans during the season of 2008-2009. He has been a volunteer coach over the last three years and has been an important factor in the Spartans’ recruiting success.

Tarnell grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a graduate of James Madison High School and attended Kirkwood Community College prior to Elgin. As a player for the Spartans, Tarnell averaged 2.3 points per game and 1.2 rebounds. He was a wing player for the Spartans.

As a coach, Tarnell was instrumental in helping recruit the core of players that would take the 2011-2012 team to the Region IV championship game. Tarnell’s responsibilities included working with the wing and post players, and he helped develop Lance Vesper into an All-Conference player as well as receive a scholarship to DII Colorado Christian University.

Tarnell’s other responsibilities include scouting and game day preparation. During the off-season, Tarnell is also involved in coaching an AAU boys’ basketball team.