2018-19 will mark the fifth season for coach Rob Schoener at SUNY Poly. In his time with the team, the Wildcats have a .600 winning percentage and have made appearances in the NEAC Championship Tournament in each of the last three seasons.
Schoener came to Marcy from SUNY Delhi, where he was the Head Men’s Basketball Coach from 2007-2014. At Delhi, which competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) durring his tenure, he amassed a career record of 155-70, including a 114-22 record over his last four seasons. He twice led the Broncos to the Region III Championship in 2011 and 2012, and in 2012 the team placed third at the NJCAA Division III National Tournament.
Said SUNY Poly Athletic Director Kevin Grimmer: "Rob is a proven winner - he builds winning teams and molds successful student-athletes. Our Wildcat basketball program is in excellent hands.”
Schoener was named the Region III Division III Coach of the Year in each of his final four seasons at SUNY Delhi.
Prior to Delhi, Schoener served as an assistant coach for Monroe Community College from 2004 to 2007. In the 2006-07 season, Monroe was the national runner-up at the Division II NJCAA Tournament, the highest finish in school history.
Schoener is a graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., where he was a team captain and helped lead the Cardinals to an 81-23 record in his four years as a player.
Upon his hiring at SUNY Poly in 2014, Schoener issued the following statement:
“It is a great honor to be chosen as the Head Men’s Basketball coach at SUNY Poly. I would like to thank Kevin Grimmer and the search committee for this tremendous opportunity. I am eager to get to work with our student-athletes toward achieving our goals in the classroom and on the court.”
Schoener currently resides in New Hartford with his wife and two daughters.
Coaching Record: (218-112) [.661]
2017-18 - (19-8, 14-2 NEAC) [NEAC Semifinals]
2016-17 - (19-7, 16-2 NEAC) [NEAC Quarterfinals]
2015-16 - (14-13, 12-5 NEAC) [NEAC Semifinals]
2014-15 - (11-14, 10-7 NEAC)
Record at SUNY Poly: (63-42 52-16 NEAC)
2013-14 - (28-6)
2012-13 - (28-5)
2011-12 - (30-6) [Region III Champions, Ranked 3rd Nationally]
2010-11 - (30-5) [Region III Champions, Ranked 6th Nationally]
2009-10 - (15-16)
2008-09 - (19-13)
2007-08 - (7-19)
Record at SUNY Delhi: (155-70)