Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Chris LovellChris Lovell begins his second year as the BPCC Cavaliers men’s basketball head coach.

In year one, Lovell led the Cavaliers in a turnaround season. Lovell led the Cavs to double digit wins for the first time in seven years with a 10-21 record. The Cavs placed fifth in the East Zone of Region XIV after finishing last the previous season. The Cavs also qualified for the Region XIV Regional Tournament for the first time since joining NJCAA Region XIV.
Under Lovell’s tutelage, BPCC point-guard Jerry Perry was named to the All-Region XIV Team becoming the first Cavalier ever named to the All-Region XIV Team in school history. Shooting guard Lasani Johnson was also named the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) Junior College Player of the year. Lovell also recruited, developed and sent five players on to the next level after one year at BPCC.

NCAA Division One

  1. Jerry Perry - Texas Southern University
  2. Lasani Johnson - Grambling State University
  3. Emmanuel Ejeh - Mississippi Valley State University

NCAA Division Two

  1. Cameron Burkett - Delta State University
  2. Brandon Johnson - Tarleton State University

Entering his second year, Lovell expects the program to continue to grow and excel. Recruiting has been strong and the Cavaliers are positioned for a break out season.

"This year's team will be a lot more athletic and deeper than the teams we have had here in the past. We are excited to start the season and compete in a very challenging conference and schedule. I think the fans will be able to look forward to an exciting brand of basketball on the court." - Coach Chris Lovell
Lovell came to Bossier Parish Community College from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas. At Prestonwood, Lovell led a nationally recognized and ranked men's basketball program, which won its fifth straight Texas TAPPS 5A State Championship in 2016. The Prestonwood Christian Men’s Basketball Program was recently named in the Top 36 high school basketball programs in the country since 2010-2011 by Max Preps.

While at Prestonwood, Lovell has had the fortune of coaching some of the best players in the nation, including Julius Randle of the Los Angeles Lakers. Lovell has seen his players go on to play at NCAA Division I programs like Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, Ohio State, Florida Atlantic and Texas A&M as well as schools at other levels of college basketball. He previously held coaching positions at Grapevine Faith High School, Trinity Christian Academy, and Briarcrest Christian School.

Contact Information:
Phone: 318-678-6260

Assistant Coach

Carl Harris is entering his first year as an assistant coach at Bossier Parish Community College.

Harris is a United States Air Force retiree with 20 years of service to our country. He has been coaching AAU basketball for over 20 years. Harris started coaching AAU with the Boo Williams' program in Hampton, Va. He established the Louisiana Roundballers in 2003 and is the program director and coach for the organization.

Harris has develop several players that have gone on to play at the collegiate level and professionally overseas. He coached NBA player Paul Millsap from Louisiana Nike Select. He has won two AAU National Championships along with numerous top 10 finishes.

Louisiana High School Athletic Association certified since 2001, Harris has assisted three different Louisiana high school teams to multiple district championships and playoff wins. Harris is also recognized for his volunteer work in the community with area youth.

Contact Information:
Phone: 318-678-6150