If you are interested in playing for BHCC, please fill out the Prospective Athletic Form.
If you are interested in playing for BHCC, please fill out the Prospective Athletic Form.
Joan has served the Athletic Department at BHCC since 2011.
She is dedicated to supporting the mission of the department as well as keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. Joan is a familiar face to most people on campus as she worked in the Student Activities Office prior to her tenure in Athletics.
Joan earned her Associate’s Degree from Lasell College in Library Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Northeastern University. When she is not working at BHCC, she is participating in fellowship and mission opportunities at her church. Family and church are central in Joan’s life.
In addition to her administrative and organizational skills, Joan is a master in the kitchen and occasionally brings in homemade treats to the office. (It’s a good thing the Fitness Center is just around the corner.) She’s also quite a story teller and often has an effective home remedy for what ails you.
Joan lives north of Boston with her husband, Lou, and together they have three children, Laura, David, and Luke.
Coach Benjamin took the helm for Bunker Hill Community College in fall of 2002.
Coach Benjamin took the helm for Bunker Hill Community College in fall of 2002. He grew up in a soccer family in Oswego NY, where his father created the first youth soccer program in his home. In college Coach Benjamin captained the Oswego State Great Lakers to two NY State SUNYAC Championship contests, the college’s first bid to the ECAC tournament, and was the first player named to the NSCAA Academic All American team. He has a long history of coaching on all levels and holds NSCAA national and advanced national coaching diplomas. He has been the Region 21 Coach of the year six times and in 2010 was named the District Coach of the Year.
Since, Coach Benjamin’s time at BHCC the men’s soccer program has grown to be among the top team in the country. They have consistently finished ranked in the top 10 NJCAA in the last five years and in the last two years have been ranked in the NSCAA’s top twenty Junior College teams.
In 2012 the team posted its best finish ever with an impressive 19-3-1 overall record and was undefeated in league play. The team won the MCCAC state tournament and the NJCAA Region 21 tournament earning a second bid to the national championship tournament. This year the team won the first round and competed in its first national final four (semifinals). The team is currently ranked sixth in the NSCAA national poll, and fifth in the NJCAA poll. Overall the team has won six MCCAC state titles, competed in seven NJCAA Region 21 finals, won two regional titles (2010, 2012), played twice in the national tournament in the last three years, and has named five All Americans since 2009. In the past two years the team has posted just one loss in conference play.
Along with soccer coach Benjamin stresses academics. Over the past two seasons the team has posted a 90 percent academic retention rate. Over the past four years 35 players have moved on to play at Division III, II and I programs, with most earning academic and athletic scholarships.
Coach Benjamin is also very active in local youth soccer related programs. He serves on the local soccer boards of the Charlestown Youth Soccer for coaching education and on the Health and Wellness Board for America Scores after school soccer and literacy program in Boston.
Nkrumah Jones an alumni of BHCC class of 2001 has returned to help guide the men's basketball program.
Nkrumah comes to BHCC fresh off a four year run as assistant men's basketball coach at local Division III powerhouse, Salem State University (SSU). His primary duties at SSU were to recruit student-athletes, in-game coaching, and player development. During his tenure at SSU, the men’s team had an overall record of 75-36 for a winning percentage of 62 percent, along with two NCAA DIII national tournaments appearances, which included a Sweet16 run in 2008-09. Also of note, Nkrumah helped recruit NE region and MASCAC player of the year Brian Clark and 2-time MASCAC POY and SSU 5th all-time leading scorer, Dylan Holmes.
Coach Jones is very well known on the exposure camp/clinic circuit where he is an instructor/coach. Coach Jones has worked very closely with the Hoop Group- the largest youth basketball exposure/instruction camp on the East coast.
"One of my goals is to bring a National Championship to my Alma Mater while helping student-athletes graduate with a degree in a field they deem worthwhile. This will be achieved using professionalism, hard work and desire".
Nkrumah is employed by the Cambridge public school system and he is co-founder of the Greater Boston Lions youth mentorship program that offers AAU basketball to boys and girls ages 10-17. The GBL program is a perennial powerhouse in the NE area with state titles, several Final fours and over 150 members and alumni to its credit.
Head coach Ramona Foster will begin at the helm of the Bunker Hill Community College(BHCC) women’s basketball program starting with the 2013-14 season.
A teacher, coach, school administrator and volunteer serving on numerous advisory boards over the past twenty years, Coach Foster brings intensity, passion and an exciting resume, both on and off the court.
Coach Foster currently volunteers as head coach for the eighth grade Boston Showstoppers, a premier Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) girl’s academic and athletic enrichment program committed to instilling academic excellence, self-empowerment, community engagement, good nutrition and healthy life styles. She also recently completed her fourth season as a volunteer coach with the Merritting Attention Basketball Club (MABC), where she spent one year coaching the boy’s fourth grade team and the last three years serving as the Girls’ Program Coordinator and head coach for one of the teams.
Coach Foster is a graduate of Emmanuel College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Sociology) in 1994. It was that year, while still completing her undergraduate studies, when Foster was selected as the head coach of the girl’s varsity team at Chelsea High School (CHS) in Chelsea, MA, her first basketball coaching job. During her five-year tenure at CHS, Coach Foster led her teams to three consecutive Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) Championships and finished in second-place the other two years, while amassing an overall record of 82-14 (.86%). Her teams set over 25 new school records, each team dominating conference playoffs and qualifying for the state tournament all five years. In addition, Foster has produced three Boston Herald/Boston Globe All-State recipients, two All-Americans and several others receiving conference recognition and partial scholarships.
Foster served four years (2007-11) as an assistant women’s basketball coach at her alma mater, Emmanuel College where she was responsible for assisting with the identification, recruitment and retention of student-athletes, on-the-floor coaching and practice/game preparation. Over those four years, Foster assisted teams to an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2006-07, with an overall record of 29-2 and an undefeated conference record of 12-0; 4 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and conference championships. Other team accolades include NCAA Division III Most Victories, 29 (2007); NCAA Division III Ranked #1 in steals (19) 2008.
Additionally, Coach Foster previously served as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at North Shore Community College (Lynn, MA), worked for several basketball camps and spent six years volunteering as a league administrator for the Chelsea Youth Basketball League. Foster recently completed four years as an elected official for the City of Chelsea (Chelsea School Committee) and has served on several local boards and steering committees, including the Hyams Foundation Afterschool Initiative, Chelsea School Site Councils, Lewis Latimer Society and the Chelsea Community Schools.
Coach Foster is in her tenth year working as an Education Specialist with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and also holds a Massachusetts Special Education teaching license. She was selected for the Teacher of the Year Award from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Phenomenal Woman Community Service Award by the Lewis Latimer Society and was inducted into the 2011 Chelsea High School Hall of Fame, for her coaching successes.
Coach Foster was born in Brooklyn, NY, but was raised in a small town (Carolina, RI). For the past 16 years, she has lived in the metropolitan Boston area (Chelsea, MA) with her fiancé, Elliot, and their four children, Terrell, Isaiah, Ramona and Sophia.
The philosophy for the BHCC Baseball program will be discipline. Discipline is the backbone of any baseball program and a very large part of every player's life, on and off the field. If a player possesses self-discipline, he won't require any member of the coaching staff to hover over him constantly making on the spot corrections.The new BHCC Bulldog Baseball program will teach that by disciplining yourself, specific to this program and more importantly your educational requirements, there is no goal in life that cannot be reached.
Additional key ingredients for a winning program are commitment, team unity, strength, and goals. I am very hard on my players at times, but when the players get to know me, and see why I am so demanding, I don't believe they would have it any other way. Every player involved in the BHCC Baseball program will understand very quickly that the entire baseball coaching staff is completely committed to student athlete success at BHCC. The team will work hard, experience highs and lows, learn from these experiences, and see a positive outcome in the end that will prepare them for life after BHCC.
Discipline will be the corner-stone that supports the foundation of a new era in BHCC Baseball. The team is excited about getting started and all of us hope that the students and staff at BHCC will set aside some time to come out and watch the team perform.