Gettysburg College men’s head basketball coach B.J. Dunne is pleased to announce the hiring of Evan Elberg as the assistant men’s basketball coach.
“Evan is a great fit for our program’s culture and the Gettysburg community,” said Dunne. “Evan’s dedication to helping build The College of New Jersey men’s basketball program into a New Jersey Athletic Conference contender speaks volumes about his character, on and off the court impact, and team-first approach. He has proven himself as a strong recruiter through evaluating talent and relationship building. I cannot wait for him to get started and help us elevate our program to a level of unparalleled quality in the region and nationally.”
“I am extremely grateful and beyond excited to be named the next assistant men’s basketball coach at Gettysburg College,” stated Elberg. “I can’t wait to join an athletic department that has such a tremendous history of success.”
Elberg comes to Gettysburg after spending four seasons on the bench as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Lions. Primarily working with the guards and overall team defense, he helped guide TCNJ to the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs in each of his first four seasons. In 2016, the Lions made their first appearance in the NJAC tournament championship game for the first time since 1998. The coaching staff was then honored during the 2017-18 campaign with the New Jersey Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year award after finishing the regular season runner-up with a 14-4 mark in league play.
During his four years at TCNJ, Elberg accumulated a 66-40 overall record and 46-26 conference record. In 2015-16 and 2017-18, the team led the NJAC in three-point shooting, averaging 9.6 and 10.7 three-pointers made per game.
Elberg came to TCNJ from Washington College (Md.) after serving as the assistant there for the 2014-15 season. Before joining the Washington staff, he was an assistant at his alma mater, Drew University, where he had a successful four-year career. In the summer of 2015, Elberg helped guide the 15U NJ Roadrunners to a New Jersey state title.
Currently, Elberg is coaching the U17 Jersey Force Select team.
Elberg, a North Caldwell, N.J. native, graduated from Drew in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business studies.