Men’s basketball finalizes new coaching staff under head coach Dan Earl

CHATTANOOGA — While it may be no secret after a strong recruiting presence in recent weeks, the head coach of the Chattanooga men’s basketball team Dan Earl and the program have officially finalized and announced the coaching staff ahead of the upcoming 2022-23 season.

Some familiar faces from Earl will be alongside UTC’s freshman head coach this season, in a season that’s expected to be a fun, fast-paced style of basketball. It’s an exciting time for a reinvigorated Chattanooga basketball program.

Ander Galfsky (assistant coach) and Tom Kyely (Director of Basketball Operations) joins Earl from his previous stop at VMI where the trio had great success leading the Keydets. Also, native of Chattanooga Kenneth White (Assistant Coach) returns to Scenic City after a long and successful tenure at Campbell as Scott Greenman (Assistant Coach) lands at UTC after a nine-year run on the bench at American.

As previously reported, the newly placed coaching staff have been working hard to complete the upcoming 2022-23 roster. The staff won seven commitments (six transfers, one signatory high school) to complete its first recruitment promotion at UTC. The full recruiting class and full builds can be found below.

Jake Stephens (VMI)
Honor Huff (VMI)
Jamal Johnson (UAB)
Dalvin White (USC Upstate)
Demetrius Davis (Lawson CC)
Khristion Courseault (HBU)
Sam Alexis (Apopka HS)

Now is the time to dive in and meet the new coaching staff and read what Coach Earl has to say about the newcomers to the Mocs sideline.

Ander Galfsky – Assistant Coach – FULL BIO

Previous: VMI (assistant and associate head coach, 2019-22), Campbell (DOBO, 2016-19), Auburn (GA, 2015-16)

Alma Mater: Birmingham South ’15

Galfsky has been an assistant and associate head coach at Southern Conference member VMI for the past four years under the current UTC head coach. Dan Earl. Galfsky was named interim head coach of the VMI basketball program on March 31, 2022, after Earl left for Scenic City before accepting his new role at UTC.

During his time with the Keydets, Galfsky helped the team to its first winning season since 2013-14 behind a 13-12 mark (11-1 at home) in the 2020-21 season. This team also made an appearance in the Southern Conference semifinals for the first time since 2003.

Coach Earl on Galfsky: “Ander was with us at VMI and was an integral part of us continuing to improve the program. He has a great basketball spirit, is a great scout, and builds relationships with the players. Simply put, Ander is a outstanding trainer.. I look forward to continuing to work with Ander to ensure the success of our Mocs program.”

Scott Greenman – Assistant Coach – FULL BIO

Previous: American (assistant and associate head coach, 2013-22), Georgetown (DOBO, 2010-13), Princeton (assistant, 2007-10)

Alma Mater: Princeton ’06

Greenman comes to Scenic City after nine years on the staff of the American University of the Patriot League under head coach Mike Brennan. He was an assistant for eight of the nine years before finishing the 2021-22 season as associate head coach.

Prior to American, Greenman spent three seasons at Georgetown, before being promoted to director of basketball operations after just one season with the Hoyas. Greenman has been involved in all aspects of the program’s day-to-day operations, including scouting, film distribution, campus recruiting, and camps.

Greenman played collegiately at Princeton from 2002 to 2006 for former Georgetown head coach John Thompson III. In his senior year, Greenman was named a unanimous All-Ivy First-Team selection in 2006 and named to the All-Ivy League Academic Team.

Coach Earl on Greenman“I’ve known Scott for years. He coached with my brother Brian at Princeton and before that he was an outstanding college player for the Tigers. He understands the game and is a great communicator. That helps with recruiting as well as to player relations.. Scott is a hard worker, and I’m thrilled to have him on our team in Chattanooga.

Kenneth White – Assistant Coach – FULL BIO

Previous: Campbell (Assistant & DOBO, 2015-22), Lausanne Collegiate School (Head Coach, 2009-15)

Alma Mater: North Carolina ’01

White, a native of Chattanooga, previously served seven years on Campbell’s staff, the last five as an assistant coach. He spent two seasons as director of player personnel (2015-16) and director of basketball operations (2016-17) before being promoted.

White has helped the Campbell program to 89 wins and three playoff berths over the past five seasons, breaking the program’s previous records from the Division I era (since 1977-78). The Camels have won three Big South trophies in that span and have also included Big South 2019 regular season title successes and Big South Tournament runners-up in 2017 and 2021.

White competed at the high school level for national powerhouse and eight-time national champion, Oak Hill Academy, under legendary coach Steve Smith. After graduating, White continued his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the 2000 Final Four team coached by Bill Guthridge.

Coach Earl on white“I am thrilled to have Kenneth join us at UTC. Kenneth is from Chattanooga and has many ties to the area. This will be invaluable in recruiting and building relationships within the community. He is very good at developing players and he’s a great person. I know he will impact our players on and off the pitch.”

Tom Kyely – Director of Basketball Operations – FULL BIO

Previous: VMI (DOBO, 2018-22), Seton Hall (Director, 2014-18)

Alma Mater: Seton Hall ’18

Kiely arrives at Scenic City after a four-year stint at Southern Conference member VMI under the current UTC head coach Dan Earl where he held the same position, director of basketball operations.

While at VMI, Kiely oversaw many operational tasks including team travel, planning, facilities and management. Dan Earl Basketball camps. He has worked alongside many support staff in addition to field duties.

Kiely was a student manager for the men’s basketball team at Seton Hall, his alma mater, for four years. He helped create and develop recruiting mail, served as video coordinator for practices and games, executed team meals, and planned logistics. Kiely was a member of the championship staff for the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament.

Coach Earl on Kiely: “I feel great that Tom has decided to join us in Chattanooga. He has held many positions on our team at VMI and I value him immensely. He is extremely hard working, organized and conscientious. He also maintains a excellent relationships with the players. Tom has a bright future in the coaching profession, and I’m very lucky to have him on staff at UTC.”


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