The San Jose City College Men's Basketball program focuses on developing outstanding young men, high-performing students, and skilled basketball players. With a rich history of tradition and success, the SJCC Men's Basketball program strives for development on and off the court, with an emphasis on a high graduation rate. We prepare our student-athletes for the next level and for future life experiences.Please contact Head Basketball Coach, Percy Carr by sending an email to Percy.Carr@sjcc.edu or call the office phone at (408) 288-3739.
Percy Carr is serving his 44th season as Head Basketball Coach for the Jaguars. With 900 career wins Coach Carr holds the record for the most wins in California community college history. And he is the winningest African-American basketball coach in U.S. collegiate athletics.
In Coach Carr’s tenure, the Jaguars have gone to the playoffs 33 of 37 years. He has guided 8 different Jaguar teams to the State Championships, claimed 12 Conference Championships, and has produced 17 first team all-state players. In 1989, Coach Carr was honored as Santa Clara County Coach of the Year.
In 1994, Percy was honored as the Sacramento Kings Northern California Coach of the Year. In March 1998, he was inducted into the California Community College Basketball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame and was ranked 6th junior college coach in the USA by Basketball Times in, August 1998.
In September 2000, Coach Carr was honored by the 100 Black Men of the Silicon Valley Organization as the Educator of the Year.
Percy Carr has been involved in coaching California basketball for more than 40 years. After graduating from Fresno State with bachelor and master degrees in Physical Education, Coach Carr began his teaching and coaching career at his alma mater Tulare High School.
He soon moved to Edison High School where as head coach his teams compiled an 88-22 record including 3 championships. Because of Edison’s great success and Coach Carr’s commitment to the community, Percy Carr was honored as Fresno Coach of the Year.
After his years at Edison, Coach Carr accepted a position at Stanford. The Cardinal defeated both USC and eventual NCAA champion UCLA on the same weekend; a feat not accomplished in more than ten years by any Pac-10 team. With his success at Stanford and Edison High School, Coach Carr accepted the head basketball coaching position at San Jose City College.
With 900 wins and 24 winning seasons (including 32 wins in 1996-97 & 2000-01, 31 wins in 1997-98, and 30 wins in 1993-94), Coach Carr is one of the most respected coaches in the country.
His record for wins is notable, but his dedication to the students and to the college is equally outstanding. Coach Carr is the architect of the Creative Athlete Retention Response (CARR) program offered at San Jose City College which offers athletic/academic advising to San Jose City College’s athletes. The program is the only one of its kind for athletes involved in sports at community colleges in California.
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