Hall of Fame


Interim Athletic Director Dennis Gibson and the Laker coaching staff are developing plans for the inaugural Garrett Laker Athletic Hall of Fame.  Any former athletes interested in connecting with coach Gibson or baseball coach Eric Hallenbeck, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Camps and Clinics

Laker Athletics hosts several camps for youth and young adults to advance their sports skills and have fun.

Basketball

Tournmanets

The Deep Creek Summer Slam Tournament Scheduled for June 20-22 has been cancelled.

Camps

June 18th -19th -20th -“Little Lakers Basketball Camp” - Beginners Camp teaching basic skills- Open to younger players entering K-5th grade. The Little Lakers Camp is designed to introduce the game of basketball to young players. We will provide the young campers with fun opportunities to develop basketball skills in an enthusiastic and educational atmosphere.

Entering Grades K -5th
9:00 AM – Noon (8:00 AM early drop off)
Cost: $40.00

Click Here to Download a Printable Brochure


June 18th -19th -20th -“All Sports Skills Camp”

Entering Grades K -5th 
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Cost: $50.00

For registration information please email Coach Dennis Gibson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check the Garrett Lakers athletics website at www.garrettcollege.edu/athletics

Boys Basketball Camp

June 23rd – 24th – 25th – 26th - “30'th Annual Garrett Lakers Basketball Camp” – Head Coach Dennis Gibson and staff offer a basketball skills camps focusing on individual skills and team concepts for middle school and high school boys looking to improve their basketball skills in a positive, competitive, and fun atmosphere.

Boys Entering Grades 5th – 10th
Skill Sessions-9:00 AM – 3:00PM (8:00 AM early drop off)
Cost: $60.00

Click Here to Download a Printable Brochure

For registration information please email Coach Dennis Gibson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or check the Garrett Lakers athletics website at www.garrettcollege.edu/athletics


Girls Basketball Camps

July 7th-8th -9th - “Lil’ Lady Lakers Basketball Camp” - Beginners Camp teaching basic skills-Open to younger players entering K-5th grade. The Lil’ Lady Lakers Camp is designed to introduce the game of basketball to young players. We will provide the young campers with fun opportunities to develop basketball skills in an enthusiastic and educational atmosphere. Campers will participate in basketball stations as well as play games to practice learned skills. Located in McHenry, Maryland, Garrett College is situated in a safe, resort style community and the perfect place for kids to enhance their skills, gain confidence, and have fun while learning the game of basketball!

Girls Entering Grades K -5th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (8:00 AM early drop off)
Lunch -12:00 PM-1:00pm
Cost $50.00

Click Here to Download a Printable Brochure

July 14th-15th -16th-17th “Lady Lakers Basketball Camp” – The Lady Lakers Camp is a basketball skills camp for middle school and high school girls looking to improve their basketball skills in a positive, competitive, and fun atmosphere.

Girls Entering Grades 6th -12th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (8:00 AM early drop off)
Lunch -12:00 PM-1:00pm
Cost $80.00

Click Here to Download a Printable Brochure

For registration information please email Coach Bogie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check the Garrett Lakers athletics website at www.garrettcollege.edu/athletics



Boys and Girls Individual Basketball Training Clinics

July 21st - 22nd -23rd -24th –Individual Basketball Skill Clinics – If you are a player that is looking to elevate your game to the next level, increase your shooting percentage, improve your ball handling skills, learn how to get more assists per game, become a better defender, or develop your overall speed, agility, and confidence in your game then the Lakers skill clinics are where you want to be this summer.

Boys and Girls Grades 3rd – 12th
Session 1-July 21st-22nd -9:00 AM – Noon
Session 2-July 21st-22nd 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Session 3-July 23rd st-24th -9:00 AM – Noon
Session 4-July 23rd -24th -2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Cost $50.00 per session (An individual session will meet on two consecutive days. Individuals may sign up for multiple sessions at $50.00 per session. There will be NO discounts for multiple sessions)


July 28th -29th-30th -31st –Individual Basketball Skill Clinics

Boys and Girls Grades 3rd – 12th
Session 1-July 28th -29th -9:00 AM – Noon
Session 2-July 28th -29th – 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Session 3-July 30th -31st -9:00 AM – Noon
Session 4-July 30th -31st -2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Cost $50.00 per session (An individual session will meet on two consecutive days. Individuals may sign up for multiple sessions at $50.00 per session. There will be NO discounts for multiple sessions)

Click Here to Download a Printable Brochure

For registration information please email Coach Bogie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check the Garrett Lakers athletics website at www.garrettcollege.edu/athletics

Baseball

GC Baseball Camp/Hitting Clinic
July 14-17 (July 18 scheduled rain date)
9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 6-13
$55.00
For more information, contact Eric Hallenbeck, Head Baseball Coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 301-387-3331.

Click Here to Download a Printable Brochure

The "HIT SQUAD" Clinic
June 23-26 and June 30-July 3
Monday and Wednesday
     Ages 6-8      2:00-2:45PM
     Ages 9-11    3:00-3:45PM
Tuesday and Thursday
     Ages 12-14     2:00-2:45PM
     Ages 15-17     3:00-3:45PM
$55.00 for all four hitting sessions
For more information, contact Eric Hallenbeck, Head Baseball Coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 301-387-3331.







 

Inside Athletics

Inside Athletics

Athletics


   
     


 

 

          

Director of Athletics

 

Dennis Gibson

Interim Director of Athletics

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(301) 387-3051

 

Lakers Interim Director of Athletics Dennis Gibson’s athletics beginnings are firmly entrenched at Garrett College. Despite never playing basketball in high school, he made Garrett’s first team and became a starter by his sophomore year, helping lead the Lakers to a 17-9 record. After graduating from Garrett, he won Second Team All-ODAC honors at Bridgewater College (VA). Professionally, Coach Gibson enjoyed a short stint with the CBA team Baltimore Metros and received invitations to play overseas. Coach Gibson began his coaching career at Garrett in 1978, serving six years as an assistant while also working at his family’s business and completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at West Virginia University. In 1985, he was offered and accepted the head coaching position full-time. That first team, without a player taller than 6'5, ran off the best beginning for a Garrett team going 8-0 (a record that stood for 18 years).

Beginning his 27th year as Lakers mentor, Coach Gibson owns an impressive record of 522-281 averaging 20 wins per season. His 1994-95 team was the first team in any sport in Garrett College history to win the Region XX tournament and MD JUCO tourney in the same year. That same team went on to finish sixth in the country in the NJCAA tournament. The 2002-03 team dropped eighth-ranked Allegany College of Maryland 55-52 to win Garrett’s first ever Division I, Region XX championship in any sport. Gibson’s teams have set every record at Garrett including most wins in a season, highest scoring average and producing numerous All-American and All-Region selections.

"Our philosophy is to play tough man defense and push the ball up the floor whenever possible," stated Gibson. "We also try to recruit the student-athlete that has a goal of continuing their career at the next level through education and basketball. Playing junior college basketball requires mental toughness and a great deal of maturity. Our athletes are required to be responsible for their actions on and off the court. We expect them to go to class, work with our tutors, attend study halls and keep their personal planners up to date, ensuring their success. I personally do not care if our guys go to a Division I or II school; just that they are happy with their decision and know that getting a degree is the most important step in their life."

Coach Gibson and his wife Kerry reside in McHenry with their three children: Jeseca, Kory, and Matthew.

 

 

More Articles...

  1. Athletic Forms