May 17, 2012

Driesell names Ferrell, Scherbenske to Bulldogs Staff

Charleston, S.C. – Citadel basketball head coach Chuck Driesell announced the additions of assistant coach Quinton Ferrell and director of basketball operations Matt Scherbenske to the Bulldogs' staff.

Ferrell joins Driesell's staff after a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Presbyterian College. He was part of a Blue Hose staff that posted victories over Auburn, Wake Forest and Cincinnati over the course of the last two seasons.

Prior to joining the Blue Hose coaching staff, Ferrell spent four seasons as the team's point guard. Recognized as a solid defender throughout the course of his career, Farrell was instrumental in leading PC to the 2005-06 NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional semifinals.

In his final three seasons on the court, Ferrell was an integral part in leading Presbyterian to a 38-3 record at home. He posted team-high marks in assists and steals in the 2005-06 season and followed that by leading the Blue Hose in steals in 2006-07.

Ferrell graduated in May of 2007 with a bachelor's of science degree in accounting.

"I am excited to have Quinton join our staff, as he comes to us very highly recommended," said Driesell.  "He has established himself over the past five years as a tireless recruiter and has gained a great deal of respect from his peers. Most important, Quinton is a quality person with a strong work ethic."

Scherbenske joins Driesell's staff after spending last season at the University of California under former Citadel assistant coach Mike Montgomery. Scherbenske assumes the role of director of basketball operations after serving as the Golden Bears' program intern.

Scherbenske was a walk-on basketball player at the University of Kentucky. He began his collegiate career at Oral Roberts, where he redshirted his freshman season. He later saw action in three games in the 2007-08 season for ORU including games against Liberty, Texas Southern and Florida International.

Scherbenske prepped his senior season in high school at Oak Hill Academy where he shot 47 percent from 3-point range and helped lead the Warriors to 40-1 record and the No. 2 national ranking.

"Matt joins us after spending his last few years working under Mike Montgomery at University of California," added Driesell. "Mike, a former Citadel basketball coach, gave Matt a glowing recommendation.  He felt he would do very well here at The Citadel and in this environment.  I was most impressed with Matt's enthusiasm and love for the game and players.  He is a high energy guy, like myself, and I am confident he will be a great addition to the program."

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