Staff
Head Coach
Quinton Ferrell

Quinton Ferrell, who helped Presbyterian College to a NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2005 and two 20-win seasons in his four years as a student-athlete, returned to his alma mater as the 19th head coach in men’s basketball program history April 11, 2019. He is in his first year as head coach, and sixth overall at PC, having served as assistant coach from 2007-2012.

Ferrell comes to PC after five seasons as an assistant coach at College of Charleston, where he saw major responsibility in recruiting, scouting and developing perimeter players. Promoted to lead assistant in 2018-19, he worked with several standout players, including 2019 Colonial Athletic Association First Team All-Conference selections Jarrell Brantley and Grant Riller, as well as one of the best players in school history Joe Chealey, who garnered several awards during his time at CofC, including multiple CAA and NABC All-Conference honors, the Lou Henson All-American team, and became the third Cougar to play in the NBA.

The Cougars finished 2018-19 with a 24-9 overall record, its third straight 20+ win season, including non-conference victories over Rhode Island, VCU and Memphis.

In 2017-18, the Cougars made a memorable run that included the program’s second-straight 25-win campaign, an impressive 26-8 overall record and 14-4 mark in CAA play. The co-regular-season champions won the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship and earned their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1999. Brantley was named to the All-CAA Second Team and Cameron Johnson to the CAA All-Defensive Team for the third year in a row.

Of the 13 scholarship players CofC will have next season, Ferrell was responsible for signing 11 of them, and helped Head Coach Earl Grant resurrect a team that won nine games in 2014-15, to three straight 20+ winning seasons.

In 2016-17, the Cougars to posted a 25-10 overall record, marking the program's first 20-win campaign since 2013. Charleston advanced to the championship game of the CAA Tournament for the first time since CofC joined the Colonial in 2013. The Cougars were also selected and made their fifth all-time appearance in the Postseason NIT. It was their first postseason berth (NCAA or NIT) since 2011.

In 2015-16 Ferrell helped develop four all-conference players including CAA All-Freshman team selection Marquis Pointer, as well as Rookie of the Year and All-CAA Third Team selection Brantley, the first freshman to receive such honors since 2006. CofC went 9-4 in non-conference action, including an upset of LSU and projected No. 1 NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons.

Prior to his tenure at The Citadel, Ferrell spent five years as an assistant coach at PC. In addition to working with both perimeter and post players, he was responsible for a wide variety of tasks including recruiting, scouting, team travel, equipment and academics.

In 2007-08, Ferrell helped the Blue Hose transition from NCAA Division II status into the NCAA Division I ranks, and was part of a staff which engineered victories over Auburn, Wake Forest and 20th-ranked Cincinnati during his time in Clinton, S.C. He recruited the top two scorers in school history in Khalid Mutakabbir (1,576 points) and Al’Lonzo Coleman (1,501 points), who went on to earn All-Big South Conference honors twice.

Ferrell joined the Blue Hose coaching staff the first time around after a productive four years on the PC men’s basketball team. A three-year starter at point guard for PC, Ferrell is regarded as one of the best defenders to ever play at PC under former head coach Gregg Nibert.

Ferrell was on the 2005-06 Blue Hose basketball team that advanced to the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional Semifinals. He was also a senior captain on the 2006-07 Blue Hose squad that finished with 20 wins for the second consecutive season and led the Blue Hose in assists and steals in each of his final two seasons and was twice named the program’s Most Valuable Defensive Player.

A 2007 graduate of Presbyterian, Ferrell earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting. After the completion of his senior year of high school, he participated in the North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star Game.

Ferrell attended North Augusta High School and graduated in 2003. He was named South Carolina All-State after a senior season where he averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.

Ferrell is married to the former Kimberly Turner, of Augusta, Ga., and the couple has two children, Qaiden Mauricio Ferrell, born on March 15, 2016, and Keziah Renata, born on Sept. 21, 2018.

Assistant Coach
Trey Meyer

Trey Meyer enters his first season as an assistant coach at Presbyterian in 2019.

Last season, Meyer was the Director of Recruiting/Player Development at the College of Charleston. In that role he coordinated visits and created recruiting material and was also responsible for self-scouting, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, and handling compliance forms and reports.

“Coach Trey Meyer is a complete coach who has really grind his way from the very bottom of this profession and has proven to be an extremely bright basketball mind. He has recruited at a high level, developed players over the years and been instrumental in game planning for opponents. He's a man of faith and one who loves his family dearly! I'm thrilled to have him on board as an assistant coach and I know the impact he will have on our players and program will be felt immediately.”

Before starting with the Cougars, Meyer served as an assistant coach at Furman University under head coach Bob Richey. During the 2017-18 season, he helped the Paladins set a school record with 23 wins. Meyer worked primarily with the post players including All-Southern Conference player Matt Rafferty.

Prior to Furman, he spent five seasons as an assistant coach with the Miami (Ohio) University men’s basketball program. Meyer was the lead recruiter on numerous signees including 1,000-career point scorer and all-conference selection Geovonie McKnight in addition to 2017 MAC Freshman of the Year Michael Weathers.

Trey Meyer also was a member of head coach John Cooper’s staff at Tennessee State for three seasons, spending two years as a graduate assistant (2009-11) and one season as the director of operations (2011-12). He helped TSU to a 20-13 record in 2011-12, the program’s first winning record since 1995-96 and the Tigers’ first 20-win season in 32 years.

The team knocked off No. 7-ranked Murray State, 72-68, on Feb. 9, 2012 – one of just two losses for the Racers that season and defeated their first SEC opponent when the Tigers upset South Carolina, 64-63. TSU nearly earned a NCAA Tournament berth falling to Murray State by two points in the finals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The Tigers would earn a bid to the 2012 CIT.

Cooper brought Meyer with him to Miami (Ohio), where he was actively involved in the player development of the RedHawks. He also played an active part in recruiting and oversaw the development of the RedHawks’ wing players.

In 2010, Meyer co-founded the Rising Coaches Elite Organization, which is designed to help NCAA Division I men’s basketball support staff members become assistant coaches. The organization has boasted over 120 attendees the past few years, while highlighting speakers from across the country.

Meyer is a former student-athlete and played at Erskine College before transferring to Clemson. There, he served as a student assistant for three seasons. The Tigers won 72 games during his time at Clemson and made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.

A native of North Augusta, S.C., Meyer earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Clemson in 2009 and a master’s degree in sports administration from Tennessee State in 2011. He and his wife, Ashley, have two daughters, Paisley and Olive.

Assistant Coach
Nick Lagroone

Nick Lagroone enters his first season as an assistant coach at Presbyterian in 2019.

Lagroone spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State following a year as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Redhawks. At SEMO, he helped recruit multiple high school players of the year from various states.

“Coach (Nick) Lagroone is a very talented coach. He's a tremendous relationship builder and someone who relates well to student-athletes. Coach Lagroone has made his mark on the recruiting trail over the years and is a guy that is known for being able to develop players. He is one of the best up and coming young coaches in college basketball. He cherishes his faith and family and I'm excited to watch him make his mark throughout our program.”

Lagroone helped develop perimeter players, including OVC Freshman of the Year Denzel Mahoney and two-time All-OVC honoree Antonius Cleveland, who has played with the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks in the NBA and is currently on the Santa Cruz Warriors, the G-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors.

As Director of Basketball Operations, Lagroone handled all the day-to-day operations of the team, assisted with scheduling practice and skill workouts, on-campus recruiting, team travel, academics, camps, video, and other duties.

Prior to Southeast, he coached one season at Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. The team tied a school record with 27 wins during the season and set a school record with 22 wins in a row. Greenforest won the regular season and region title, as well as the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C., and was Class A State Runner-up with Lagroone at the helm. Eight players from that team are now playing in Division I.

Prior to being the head coach at Greenforest, Lagroone was a graduate assistant at Mississippi, where he earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2014.

Lagroone played four years (2007-11) as a guard at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. He was a two-time NAIA All-American and three-time Southern States Athletic Conference honoree. Lagroone finished his college career with 1,645 points and ranked among the top 10 in the NAIA in scoring his final two seasons. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 2011.

Lagroone and his wife, Brittany, have a son, Braylen.

Assistant Coach
Ben Korren

Ben Korren enters his first season as an assistant coach at Presbyterian in 2019.

Korren was most recently the Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator at the College of Charleston. He was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations prior to the 2018-19 season after spending the 2017-18 season as the Video Coordinator and the 2016-17 season as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations.

“Coach (Ben) Korren is a young coach who I have had the pleasure to work with on a day to day basis for five years,” said Coach Ferrell. “His worth ethic, demeanor, unselfishness and passion for the game of basketball will make him a great coach and mentor. He's someone who brings versatility and I look forward to him making an impact in a major way for years to come on our program!"

Korren, a former four-year student manager for the Cougars, oversaw student managers, assisted with scouting reports and film preparation, created recruiting and motivational videos, and assisted with scheduling.

While a student manager, Korren was the Head Basketball Coach at Mason Preparatory School in Charleston. As the leader of the seventh and eighth grade boys’ teams, he earned a 28-17 record over three seasons and led a staff of four coaches.

Originally from Bedford, N.Y., Korren earned his Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in Business Administration in 2016 and was a two-year varsity starter for the Fox Lane High School basketball team before graduating in 2012.

Director of Basketball Operations
Trey Johnson

Joseph Louis ‘Trey’ Johnson III enters his first season as Director of Basketball Operations at Presbyterian in 2019.

Last season, Johnson was an assistant coach at Francis Marion, where he was in charge of recruiting visits, was the recruiting coordinator for four states (SC, NC, VA, GA), and was responsible for player development. He coached Peach Belt Conference Co-Freshman of the Year and Co-Player of the Year on the way to the Patriots’ trip to the NCAA tournament.

“Coach Johnson is a young man who possesses a great deal of energy & passion. He has worked extremely hard in this profession and he is a guy who has no problem serving others. His ability to cultivate relationships with our players and organize a lot of our day to day operations will play a major part to our success. I'm very excited to have him on staff.”

Johnson went to Francis Marion following his time as a manager at Charleston Southern, beginning prior to the 2014-15 season. He was promoted to head manager after his first season and earned a scholarship. His duties included managing game and practice set up, preparing for recruiting visits, assisting with video operations, scouting, and equipment management.

Johnson has also worked several basketball camps throughout the region over the course of his young career. He served as a commissioner for both the Barclay Radebaugh Basketball Camp and Earl Grant Basketball Camp. Other camps include the Frank Martin Basketball Camp, Duke Basketball Camp, Carolina Forest Basketball Camp, and Manzer Skills Academy. Johnson has also served as an assistant coach with a traveling youth basketball team.

A native of Myrtle Beach, Johnson graduated from Charleston Southern in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He has a son, Jeremiah.