Coach Corey Lowery enters his fourth year as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Essex County College. Under Coach Lowery’s leadership the Wolverines have won three GSAC Championships consecutively (12’, 13’, 14’), back to back Region XIX tournament champions (13’, 14’) and runner-up in 2012; back to back District 12 Champions (13’, 14’), back to back appearances in the National Championship Tournament (13’, 14) held in Denville, Illinois, and finished as National Champion Runner-up in 2014. Under Lowery, the Wolverines have been dominate in Region XIX play, owning a conference record of 46-2. The Wolverines own an overall record of 72-21 in Lowery’s three years as head coach. The Wolverines have been Nationally ranked in the top 20 in each of Lowery’s 3 seasons, finishing as the 2nd ranked team in the Nation in 2014. Coach Lowery has recruited two players that earned All-American honors (Davorn Bryant 1st Team, Dion Rogers 2nd Team), three 1st Team All-Region players (Davorn Bryant, Neville Joseph, Dion Rogers), three 2nd Team All-Region players (Jourdan Roberson, Samson Akano, Chris Compas) and two MVPs of the Region XIX Tournament (Vincent Walls and Dion Rogers). Coach Lowery was named GSAC Coach of the Year (2013), Region XIX Coach of the Year (2013 and 2014), and District 12 Coach of the Year (2013 and 2014).
Before coming to Essex County College, Coach Lowery was the Head Coach at Middlesex County College from 2006-2010; Assistant Coach at Bloomfield College from 2005-06; Head Coach at Hillside High School from 2001-05; and Assistant Coach at Hillside High School from 1998-2001. In his six years as a Junior College Head Coach, Lowery holds an overall record of 160-49; has a conference record of 110-15; has won 6 GSAC championships; 3 Region XIX championship; 2 Region XIX runner-up finishes; and 2 National Championship Tournament runs. Coach Lowery’s Middlesex College teams were ranked as high as #1 in the nation in 2008. Coach Lowery’s overall high school record is 77-26.
Coach Lowery attended Rutgers-Newark University and was a combo guard for the Scarlet Raiders Men’s basketball team. He graduated in 1998 with a BA in Sociology. After graduating from Rutgers, he continued his education at Saint Peters College and earned his MA in Educational Administration and Supervision. Currently, Coach Lowery serves as Principal of Franklin Elementary School in Union, NJ.
Coach Lowery is married to Kimberly Lowery and has two beautiful daughters Cameran Lowery (9) and Caylin Lowery (8). Coach Lowery strongly believes “Success comes to those who have faith and the ability to attain the necessary resources to execute a well thought out plan.” He also states, “Goals without a plan are simply a wish.”
Coach Lowery’s Career Highlights
Overall Junior College Record: 160-49 win pct. .765; Conf Record: 110-15 win pct. .880
6 GSAC Championships in 7 yrs; 5 Region Championship appearances in 7 yrs winning 3 titles; 3 District Championships in 7 yrs; 1 National Sweet 16; 1 National Elite 8 appearance; 1 National Runner-up
Essex County College (Head Coach) Overall Record: (72-21) Conference Record (46-2)
|2013-2014||28-6||NJCAA National Champion Runner-up, Region XIX Champions, District 12 Champions, GSAC Champions|
|2012-13||25-8||NJCAA National Sweet 16 Tournament Participants, Region XIX Champions, District 12 Champions, GSAC Champions|
|2011-12||19-7||GSA Champions, Region XIX runner-up|
Middlessex County College (Head Coach) Overall Record: (88-28) Conference Record (64-13)
|2007-08||28-5||GSAC Champions, Region XIX Champions, District Champions NJCAA National Elite 8|
|2006-07||25-3||GSAC Champions, Region XIX runner-up|
Bloomfield College (Asst. Coach)
|2005-06||21-10||CACC Conf. Champs, CACC Tourn. Champs, Div. II NCAA Tournament|
Hillside High School (Head Coach)
|2004-05||20-7||Co MVC Champions, North Jersey Group II State Runner-up|
|2002-03||19-7||North Jersey Group II State Runner-up|