Pat Todd enters his third season as the Director of Athletics / Head Men’s Basketball Coach after spending the last two years as the Head Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coach. Coach Todd has 29 years of coaching experience. He has coached at the USCAA, NAIA, and NCAA DI levels in addition to a long tenure as a Head Coach at the high school level. Todd has a career record as a Head Coach of 451-153.
The 2016-17 season was record-setting at Florida College. The women’s program produced their second consecutive winning season. They were ranked in the top 10 of the USCAA National Coaches Poll for 12 consecutive weeks. They ended the season ranked 4th nationally earning their first-ever trip to the USCAA National Tournament. Junior post player, Toni Cox, who was named USCAA First Team All-American for the second straight year, led them once again. Lexi Risner, a sophomore point guard, was 4th in the country in assist per game and was named USCAA Second Team All-American. In addition, Colyn Springer and Saje Shlatterer were named USCAA Academic All-American.
The men’s program continued to receive national attention. The Falcons were ranked in the top 10 of the USCAA National Coaches Poll for 12 consecutive weeks. They ended the season ranked 5th nationally and earned their first trip to the USCAA National Tournament since 2007. Redshirt freshman, Kent Hegarty was named USCAA First Team All-American and junior center, Jordan Benjamin, was named USCAA Second Team All-American. In addition, Eddie Moralobo was named USCAA Honorable Mention All-American and Zach Brock was USCAA Academic All-American. It was the first time that the same head coach has led both the men’s and women’s teams to the USCAA National Tournament in the same season.
Before Todd joined Florida College, the women’s program had never had a winning season in their short history. In the 2015 campaign, Todd led the program to their first winning season in school history and set a record most wins in a season. In addition, they were ranked in the top 15 of the USCAA National Coaches Poll for nine consecutive weeks. In addition, Laurie Beatty led the nation in scoring and was named USCAA First Team All-American and Toni Cox led the nation in rebounding and was named USCAA First Team All-American.
The men’s program finished the 2015-16 season ranked 9th nationally in the USCAA Coaches Poll. It was their first national ranking since 2007. McMichael Jamison led the country in block shots and was named USCAA Second Team All-American. Eddie Moralobo was 4th in the country in assist per game and was named USCAA Honorable Mention All-American. Zach Brock was named USCAA Academic All-American. Todd has recruited and coached four USCAA First Team All-Americans, three USCAA Second Team All-Americans, two USCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans, and four USCAA Academic All-Americans.
Todd has led the athletic department to unparalleled success over the past three years. During this period, Florida College has fourteen appearances in USCAA National Tournaments, produced three team National Championships, one individual National Championship, and two additional Final Four appearances. In addition, they have produced twenty USCAA First Team All-Americans, fourteen USCAA Second Team All-Americans, eleven USCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans, and forty-one USCAA Academic All-Americans. In 2017 Florida College finished third in the USCAA Directors Cup with every sport receiving a bid to their respective national tournament. Todd was named 2017 UCSAA Athletic Director of the Year.
Todd is active nationally serving on a variety of committees and boards. He is a member of the USCAA National Basketball Coaches Poll, the USCAA Basketball All-American Selection Committee, and serves as the Executive Vice President of the USCAA Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as a consultant nationally to K12 and small colleges on enrollment management systems.
Todd was an accomplished athlete. In high school, Todd was a three-time First Team All-State selection scoring over 2,000 points in high school career. He went on to a successful colligate career scoring over 1,500 points and grabbing over 750 rebounds.
Todd received his Bachelor’s degree from Flagler College in 1987 and his Master’s degree in Education Leadership from National Louis University in 2005. He is married to the former Renee Petoh of Old Bridge, New Jersey. The couple resides in Leesburg, Florida. They have two children, Hayley (22), and Hayden (19). They attend Beverly Shores Church of Christ.
Chase Teichmann enters his first season as Assistant Coach for the Florida College Men’s Basketball team. A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Teichmann came to FC from Freed-Hardeman University, in Henderson, TN where he was the Graduate Assistant Coach for two seasons. Prior to his time at Freed-Hardeman, Teichmann attended UT-Chattanooga, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2015. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from FHU in 2017.
While at Chattanooga, Teichmann was a student assistant for the men's basketball team under Will Wade, who’s currently the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at LSU.
In Teichmann's first season at FHU, the Lions finished with a record of 25-8 and were the American Midwest Conference Regular Season Champions. During the same season, the Lions also notched a win over Division 1 opponent Murray State University in an exhibition game on November 5th.
FHU also had a record breaking season, passing the record for 3 pointers made in a season with 343, and scoring average per game at 89.5. The Lions also reached the NAIA National Tournament for the 3rd consecutive season.
In his second season at FHU, the Lions finished with a record of 19-12, which was tied for 3rd place in the American Midwest Conference. The Lions ranked 1st in the NAIA Division I in assists per game at 19.8. They ranked 6th in both 3pt FGM per game (10.03) and 3pt FG% (39.4%).
Teichmann graduated from Brentwood High School in 2011 where he played for legendary head coach Dennis King.
He is engaged to his high school sweetheart, Maggie McPherson. He has three brothers: Kyle, Logan, and Grant. Kyle played for Freed-Hardeman from 2009-2014 and is the school’s all time leading scorer. Logan played football at UT-Chattanooga. Grant is currently playing basketball at Division II Carson-Newman in TN.
Coach Todd’s comments: "I am so excited to have Chase join our program. I’ve been so impressed with his ability to recruit student athletes and connect with families. His understanding of program building, player development, and scouting is beyond his years. There is no doubt Chase will be an outstanding head coach in time."
After retiring from teaching math in the School District of Hillsborough County, Cornelia Jones has served as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program since 2012. This year Coach Jones will work as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. In addition, Jones will handle all of the team's travel responsibilities.
Prior to coming to Florida College, Coach Jones coached high school basketball in the Tampa area at Armwood High School (boy’s assistant coach), Gaither High School (girl’s head coach) and Hillsborough High School (girl’s head coach). As Hillsborough High School, she guided the Lady Terriers to a Western Conference championship (1982-83) and FHSAA State Runner-up (1983-84).
This past summer the Women’s Hall of Fame recognized Coach Jones’s college teams as “Trailblazers” for their contribution to women’s basketball in the US. Jones earned All-American status as a 4-year starter and a 3 time National champion at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.
As a four-year starter at Hatley (MS) High School, Coach Jones led her teams to four state and three Grand Slam championships. She was named to the All-State team 3 years and was selected as a Mississippi All-Star her senior year.
Cornelia and her husband, Roland have 3 children: Ian (Cate Rice), Hilary Read (Josh) and Colin.
Coach Todd's comments: CJ was an outstanding player at Delta State. She was a starter on the national championship teams. She is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. CJ brings a wealth of experience to our program and connects well with all of our student athletes.
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