MEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER
Players & Bios
Devin Aye ~ Athletic Director & Men’s Head Basketball Coach
Devin Aye, hired March 2017 as inaugural Athletic Director. This summer, Aye was also hired as head men’s basketball coach at CMC. Since starting his duties, Aye has kept busy with all tasks that go into launching an athletics program from the ground up in just months. This Fall is Aye’s fifth season as head collegiate men’s coach. His overall record of 82-41 in 4 years as head coach at Cosumnes River College & Lassen College make him third winningest NorCal JC basketball coach in that span. All while accumulating two conference championships in his first years at Lassen College (2013 Golden Valley Conference champs) and Cosumnes River College (2016 BIG 8 Conference Champs). Most recently, Aye spent 2016-17 season as Assistant Men’s Basketball coach at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. The team finished 18-13 overall in the nation’s best NAIA D1 conference (GSAC). Aye spent 2015-16 season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, CA. Aye, hired weeks before school started, still put together a roster that won the BIG 8 Conference with only 8 players! Aye was awarded 2016 BIG 8 Conference Coach of the Year.
In April 2012, Aye inherited a Lassen College program that had won 3 games combined the previous two seasons. His first year, Aye resuscitated Lassen College men’s basketball with a record of 23-9, a GVC championship, and top 10 ranking in the state and #9 seed in Nor Cal playoffs. The 2012-13 season ended in the Sweet 16 of the California state men’s basketball playoffs. Aye received 2013 Golden Valley Conference Coach of the Year, and was elected GVC Men’s Basketball Executive Board Rep. The 2013-14 season, Lassen College finished 2nd place in the GVC, received 10th seed in playoffs. The year concluded with another top 10 state ranking, and 19-14 record. In 2014-15, Aye led Lassen College to a school record #3 state ranking, finished season 23-7 overall. Lassen took 2nd place in GVC, and seeded 11th in state playoffs. In Aye’s time at LCC, he had two All-State players. Since becoming a head coach, Aye has a 100% sophomore transfer rate to 4 year colleges, and has sent 18 former players to Universities on scholarship in 4 years as a head coach.
Aye’s career includes stints as assistant at the NCAA, NAIA and Community College levels for 8 years: Cosumnes River College, CSU East Bay, Chabot College, and William Jessup University. Aye spent 2005-06 at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. The team posted a 20 win season for 1st time in years. Aye spent 2006-08, and 2010-12 at Chabot College in Hayward under future Hall of Fame coach and father Denny Aye. Each team earning a state playoff berth, averaging 20 wins. Summer of 2008 Aye was hired as Full-Time assistant at CSU East Bay where his recruiting helped win Cal Pac Conference and Cal Pac Tournament for first time in school history. Aye was responsible for recruit Tauran Moore (Male Athlete of the Year, All American, and Cal Pac Player of the Year.)
Aye played at San Jose City College for Hall of Fame coach Percy Carr, and won the Conference Championship. Aye transferred to play for his Father at Marshalltown Community College where he eventually beat the 3 time defending national champions (Southeastern CC) twice, Indian Hills and #1 ranked Moberly. MCC finished with a school record 25-9 record and an NJCAA Region XI Runner-Up finish. Aye concluded career due to injury. Aye received AA at Marshalltown CC (2005), BS in Kinesiology from CSU East Bay (2008). MS in Sport Management and in summer 2014 completed his second MS in Exercise Science from California University Pennsylvania. The 2017-18 basketball season will be his 13th year as men’s collegiate coach at NCAA, NAIA and California Community College levels. Aye comes from coaching family: (Tyson Aye/ Allan Hancock College) and (Denny Aye/ Chabot College).
Britain Kelly "Coach Bk" Assistant Coach
Education: Associates Degree Imperial Valley College (Political Science) 2008 Bachelors Degree Fort Valley State University (Cultural Studies) 2012.
Started at the 4 year level two years finishing his career and BA degree at Fort Valley State University in the SIAC conference .
Playing: Hayfield High School 2005-Alexandria Va,
1 AAU National Championship 1999
4 years Varsity 2001-2005 2 District championships
1 Regional championship 2 State Elite 8 appearances Starting PG
2 Conference Championships Pacific Coast Conference California Juco (IVC) 2006-2008 1st team All Conference honors
Coaching: 2010 at the AAU level back in Washington D.C. area Coached Boys Varsity HS and AAU for the last 7 years.
Walter Parham Assistant Coach
Education: MA in Education emphasis in Family and Community Services, BA in Educational Studies, AA in Social Science.
Coaching: Varsity Head Coach at Silver State Academy, NV (2012-2013), Sierra Sage Academy, NV ( 2015-2017) as well as stints as Varsity Assistant at Canyon State Academy, AZ, Ridge View Academy, CO and Central Union High School, CA.
Playing: South Bay Lutheran High School, Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2003. Imperial Valley College 2005-2007.
Professional: Spent last decade working with at risk youth and families in 6 states in residential treatment facilities as well as in the community.