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Athletic Coaching Staff


Head Men's Basketball Coach, Mel Kilgore (Mel Devonne)

Mel Kilgore (Mel Devonne) is the new Men’s Basketball Coach at HBCU Barber Scotia College in Concord NC. Mel has coaching experience on the professional, college, high school and international levels. He is a resident of Rio de Janeiro Brazil and has coached the last 9 years in Rio at the Clubs, Manguerira-women’s, SulaCap- Men's and the Jacquerpegua Tennis Club. He was the head Women’s coach at Indiana University Northwest, in Gary Indiana, and Providence St. Mel High School in Chicago, IL. Coach Kilgore was also an Assistant Coach with the Women’s Pro-league-the NWBL with Chicago Blaze and the Grand Rapids Blizzards.

Mel is also a well-known radio and television personality for 40 years in the Chicago area and over 60 cities nationwide. He is also co-owner of the HETE TV network and the HBCU TV network, which airs in several cities in North and South Carolina.

Barber-Scotia College is currently 4-0 and averaging 110 points per game in the Southern Crossroads Conference.

Head Women's Basketball Coach, Donald L. Ford - Paul Lawrence Dunbar & University of District of Columbia (UDC), Washington, DC

Coach Ford is delighted to join the BSC team. He'll make his debut as a first-year Women's Head Basketball Coach, with over 17 years of coaching experience. Coach Ford focuses on the skills development of his players, while constantly enforcing the fundamentals of basketball.