Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Chris LovellChris Lovell begins his second year as the BPCC Cavaliers men’s basketball head coach.

In year one, Lovell led the Cavaliers in a turnaround season. Lovell led the Cavs to double digit wins for the first time in seven years with a 10-21 record. The Cavs placed fifth in the East Zone of Region XIV after finishing last the previous season. The Cavs also qualified for the Region XIV Regional Tournament for the first time since joining NJCAA Region XIV.
Under Lovell’s tutelage, BPCC point-guard Jerry Perry was named to the All-Region XIV Team becoming the first Cavalier ever named to the All-Region XIV Team in school history. Shooting guard Lasani Johnson was also named the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) Junior College Player of the year. Lovell also recruited, developed and sent five players on to the next level after one year at BPCC.

NCAA Division One

  1. Jerry Perry - Texas Southern University
  2. Lasani Johnson - Grambling State University
  3. Emmanuel Ejeh - Mississippi Valley State University

NCAA Division Two

  1. Cameron Burkett - Delta State University
  2. Brandon Johnson - Tarleton State University

Entering his second year, Lovell expects the program to continue to grow and excel. Recruiting has been strong and the Cavaliers are positioned for a break out season.

"This year's team will be a lot more athletic and deeper than the teams we have had here in the past. We are excited to start the season and compete in a very challenging conference and schedule. I think the fans will be able to look forward to an exciting brand of basketball on the court." - Coach Chris Lovell
Lovell came to Bossier Parish Community College from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas. At Prestonwood, Lovell led a nationally recognized and ranked men's basketball program, which won its fifth straight Texas TAPPS 5A State Championship in 2016. The Prestonwood Christian Men’s Basketball Program was recently named in the Top 36 high school basketball programs in the country since 2010-2011 by Max Preps.

While at Prestonwood, Lovell has had the fortune of coaching some of the best players in the nation, including Julius Randle of the Los Angeles Lakers. Lovell has seen his players go on to play at NCAA Division I programs like Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, Ohio State, Florida Atlantic and Texas A&M as well as schools at other levels of college basketball. He previously held coaching positions at Grapevine Faith High School, Trinity Christian Academy, and Briarcrest Christian School.

Contact Information:
Phone: 318-678-6260
Email: clovell@bpcc.edu

Associate Head Coach

Brandon Espinosa is entering his second year at Bossier Parish Community College.

In year one, Espinosa helped head coach Chris Lovell lead the Cavaliers to a turnaround season. BPCC earned double-digit wins for the first time in seven years with a 10-21 record. The Cavaliers placed fifth in the East Zone of Region XIV after finishing last in 2015-16. The team also qualified for the Region XIV Regional Tournament for the first time since becoming a member.

Under Espinosa, BPCC point-guard Jerry Perry was named to the All-Region XIV Team becoming the first Cavalier ever named to the All-Region XIV Team in school history. Shooting guard Lasani Johnson was also named the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) Junior College Player of the Year. Espinosa also recruited, developed and sent five players on to the next level after just one year at BPCC.

Espinosa came to BPCC from Ranger College. While at Ranger, Espinosa helped head coach Billy Gillispie orchestrate the biggest turnaround in college basketball history. Ranger went from 2-23 the previous year to 35-3, making the NJCAA national tournament and a Final Four appearance for the first time in the schools 90-year history.

Prior to Ranger, Espinosa was an assistant and player development coach with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate Texas Legends from 2013-2015. Under head coach and general manager Eduardo Najera, the Texas Legends had several players throughout the season receive NBA call-ups. In addition, Legends guard PJ Hairston was the first G-League player ever to be drafted in the first round of an NBA draft when he was selected 26th overall by the Miami Heat in 2014.

Espinosa also serves as the associate head coach for Nike Pro Skills 17U team out of Dallas. Pro Skills competes on the Nike EYBL circuit which is widely known for its unparalleled competition and exposure.

Espinosa is a native of Houston. He played collegiately for Dallas Christian College, earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2011.

Contact Information:
Phone: 318-678-6150
Email: bespinosa@bpcc.edu

Assistant Coach

Carl Harris is entering his first year as an assistant coach at Bossier Parish Community College.

Harris is a United States Air Force retiree with 20 years of service to our country. He has been coaching AAU basketball for over 20 years. Harris started coaching AAU with the Boo Williams' program in Hampton, Va. He established the Louisiana Roundballers in 2003 and is the program director and coach for the organization.

Harris has develop several players that have gone on to play at the collegiate level and professionally overseas. He coached NBA player Paul Millsap from Louisiana Nike Select. He has won two AAU National Championships along with numerous top 10 finishes.

Louisiana High School Athletic Association certified since 2001, Harris has assisted three different Louisiana high school teams to multiple district championships and playoff wins. Harris is also recognized for his volunteer work in the community with area youth.

Contact Information:
Phone: 318-678-6150
Email: charris@bpcc.edu