Corning Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Isaac Bushey as the Men’s Basketball Coach.
“I am extremely honored to help lead the Corning Community College Red Barons Men's Basketball team and am excited to return to my MSAC [Mid-State Athletic Conference] and Region III roots,” said Bushey, from his home in Buffalo, N.Y. “I'm excited for the opportunity to help guide a historic and prestigious athletic program consisting of high character student athletes, coaches and staff. John Wooden said, ‘Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.’ That level of high character is going to be the foundation of our program moving forward.”
Bushey is no stranger to the highly-competitive MSAC and Region III. He played at Jefferson Community College prior to transferring to Hilbert College where he captained his team and graduated with a degree in Business Management. Most recently, Bushey has been an assistant coach at D’Youville College. He has a solid recruiting background as well as strong leadership in organizing camps, fundraising, community volunteerism and academic mentoring experiences.
“I am very excited to introduce the addition of Coach Bushey to our Red Barons family,” said Stacy Johnson, Director of Athletics at Corning Community College. “His enthusiasm for the game was impressive, but what was most impressive was his desire to make a difference in the lives of his athletes, particularly through character development. He is an advocate of community colleges, an advocate of athletics, and most of all, an advocate of higher education and the opportunities education can present. Isaac also brings with him great recruiting connections across the state, which will be vital in moving the program forward. His familiarity with community college athletics, our conference, and our Region is an advantage and made him a logical fit for this position.”
Bushey is only the fourth coach in 45 years to take the reins for the Red Barons men’s basketball team and is taking over a team that finished 13-14 on the season and advanced to the MSAC Conference Final Four.