Interim Director of Athletics: Sercan Fenerci
Sercan Fenerci has been the named Interim Director of Athletics, and will assume his new role starting on July 18, 2022. Fenerci has served as Assistant Director of Athletics for the Bulldogs since 2017. He completed his Master’s in Sport Management with Athletic Administration concentration at Southern New Hampshire University (NH) in 2012 and Bachelor of Business Administration at Angelo State University (TX) in 2007.
Fenerci oversees all aspects of the athletics department. Fenerci is the Region XXI, Women’s Region Director; in this capacity she represents and liaisons with the NJCAA on behalf of 14 members from MA, RI, and CT. Fenerci currently serves as the chair for Women's Basketball and Esports committees, as well as committee member for Men's Basketball committee.
Fenerci comes to BHCC from Lamar Community College in Colorado, where he served as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach for nearly three years. Fenerci’s team was ranked as high as 11th in the NJCAA Division I ranking in 2016-17 season was the 2nd most wins in the school’s history with a 26-7 record. Besides his coaching duties, Fenerci was the focal point person with compliance and eligibility within LCC’s athletic department. Fenerci also handled scheduling, budgeting, game management, recruiting, work study, marketing, setup/breakdown, and various camps.
Besides his administrative duties at BHCC, Fenerci coached nearly two decades in college and high school levels, including a three-year stint for the Turkish National Basketball Team, which he traveled to Turkey twice a year to help with the team selection processes.
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Women's Soccer Head Coach: Heloisa Ellie Branley
Heloisa Ellie Branley
Men's Basketball Head Coach: Nkrumah Jones
Nkrumah Jones , Salem State University '03
Nkrumah Jones is entering his 13th year as a college basketball coach, coaching the last 8 years at Bunker Hill Community College. During his tenure Jones has transformed the BHCC men's basketball program into a nationally recognized program. In each of the last two years BHCC has been ranked in the Top 15 from pre season-post season by the NJCAA(National Junior College Athletic Association).
Under Jones’ direction the Bulldogs have won back to back (2016,2017) Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference(MCCAC) state titles , a program first.
In 2015-16, the program reached the NJCAA nationals for the first time in 11 years after winning the Region XXI title with a record of 25-10.
In each of his seasons at the helm, Coach Jones’ teams have qualified for postseason play.
Jones has set a mission for the basketball program that “at BHCC our goal is to be a program of well rounded student-athletes. The junior college route can be a great foundation to get to a 4 year school and we strive to be a very competitive and gracious team of competitors, that seek to perform at high levels on and off the court ”.
Prior to arriving at Bunker Hill, Jones was an assistant coach at Salem State University for Chris Harvey. At SSU, Jones was instrumental in the recruitment of numerous (MASCAC) All Conference student-athletes, including 2-time Conference player of the year Brian Clark who currently plays professionally in Portugal and 2-time conference player of year Dylan Holmes.
During his time at SSU, Jones helped direct a program that qualified for two NCAA D3 tournament appearances, with a Sweet 16 run in 2008-09.
Coach Jones also ran the Greater Boston Lions (GBL) one of the most successful AAU programs in New England from 2001-2015. The GBL has numerous college basketball alumni that range from D1 to Juco student-athletes.
Jones also was a lead instructor at the well renowned Hoop Group (Eastern Invitational)Basketball camps and clinics from 1999-2014.
Jones is an alumni of BHCC and had great success as a player under Coach Peter Saitta, receiving numerous D2 scholarship offers after his playing days at BHCC were completed.
Nkrumah works as an educator in the Cambridge Public schools.
111-91 (55% winning percentage)
Back to Back to Back 20+ win seasons
NJCAA Region XXI Coach of the Year - 2016,2017
NJCAA District 8 Coach of the Year - 2016
14 All region XXI selections
1 NJCAA D3 All American (2016) - Fredens Deneus
Finished 2015-16 season ranked 8th in the country (NJCAA)
Finished 2016-17 season ranked 14th in the country (NJCAA)
Salem State University
Bachelor of Science/Business Administration 2003
Bunker Hill Community College
Associates of Science/Business Administration 2001
Soccer Consultant/ Head of Soccer Recruiting: Scott Benjamin
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.