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Anthony Fletcher has completed his 13th year as athletic director and head basketball coach at Eastfield College.
The Harvesters have been nationally ranked in the NJCAA Top 10 for the past 12 seasons. Coach Fletcher is second in all-time wins for basketball at Eastfield, which started in 1971.
More than 100 of Fletcher's players have moved on to play at the four-year university level. Fletcher's players have received 104 college degrees and counting. Fletcher has coached an NBA player, three NBA G league players, and 20 professional overseas players. Those players have played in leagues located in Japan, China, Holland, Germany, Philippines, Chile, Venezuela, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, and other countries.
Fletcher has also coached seven All-Americans, four Conference MVPs, four Freshman of the Year, a Newcomer of the Year, two Academic All Americans, and a multitude of Division I, Division II, and NAIA players.
Fletcher's junior college players have received more than $2 million in athletic scholarships to four-year universities.
The Harvesters won the Metro Athletic Conference Championship for the third time in six years.
The Harvesters led the nation in scoring at 109 points per game.
The Harvesters finished fourth in the NJCAA National Tournament. After losing the first-round game, the Harvesters defeated Bunker Hill 93-86 and Mohawk Valley 96-90.
Eastfield won the Metro Athletic Conference title and the Region V title for the third time in four years. The team led the nation in scoring with 101 points per game and finished with a 26-8 record.
Fletcher received NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year award for the third time.
The Harvesters were in the NJCAA Final Four with a victory over Anoka Ramsey College. They lost the national semifinal game to Caldwell Community College and finished with a 27-8 record. The Harvesters led the nation in scoring with 103.9 points per game.
Fletcher received NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year for the second straight season.
The Harvesters were NJCAA national runners-up. The Harvesters lost in the national championship game 61-55. The Harvesters finished the season 29-5 and won the Region V Championship and Conference Championship.
The Harvesters defeated Caldwell Tech 101-98 in the elite game and defeated Mass Bay Community College 91-65 in the Final Four to advance to the national title game.
The Harvesters won the Conference Championship and were Region V runners-up. Fletcher received Co-Coach of the Year award for the Metro Athletic Conference.
The Harvesters finished 21-11 overall and were Region V runners-up. The Harvesters were ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation that season.
The Harvesters finished 21-10 overall. Eastfield was ranked No. 1 in the nation in November.
Prior to being the head coach at Eastfield, Fletcher had a two-year stint at McLennan Community College. He helped to guide McLennan back to a national powerhouse. In 2003-2004, the Highlanders boasted a record of 26-6 and a No. 18 ranking in the national poll.
In 2004-2005, the Highlanders went 23-8 and defeated the eventual national champions by 17 points on a neutral site. That year McLennan was ranked No. 19 in the national poll. Players from those teams went to four-year universities such as University of Cincinnati, Marshall University, Boise State, Jacksonville University, Sam Houston State, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Fletcher was a graduate assistant coach from 1999-2001 for his alma mater, Angelo State University, and helped guide them to the Championship of the Lone Star Conference South Division and an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 2001.
Fletcher's teaching experience includes a year at Angelo State, 13 years at Eastfield, and two years at McLennan. Fletcher played shooting guard at Angelo State.
He received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a minor in English from Angelo State in 1999 and his master's degree in kinesiology from Angelo State in 2002.
Fletcher is married to Courtney Fletcher, and they have three children, Madison, Chase, and Callie.