Head Men's Basketball Coach
Coach Corey Lowery enters his third year as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Essex County College. Under Coach Lowery’s leadership the Wolverines have won Back to Back GSAC Championships (12’, 13’), Region XIX tournament champions in 2013 and runner-up in 2012; District 12 Champions (2013), and were participants in the National Championship Tournament (2013) held in Denville, Illinois. Under Lowery, the Wolverines have been dominate in Region XIX play owning a conference record of 31-1. The Wolverines own an overall record of 44-15 in Lowery’s two years as head coach. The Wolverines have been Nationally ranked in the top 20 in each of Lowery’s two years, being ranked as high as #7 in 2013. Coach Lowery has recruited two players that earn 1st Team All-Region (Davorn Bryant and Neville Joseph), one player that earned 2nd Team All-Region (Jourdan Roberson) and one player who earned the MVP of the Region XIX Tournament (Vincent Walls). Davorn Bryant was also named 1st Team All-American and the Region XIX Player of the Year. Coach Lowery was named GSAC Coach of the Year (2013), Region XIX Coach of the Year (2013), and District 12 Coach of the Year (2013).
Before coming to Essex County College, Coach Lowery was the Head Coach at Middlesex County College from 2006-2010; Assistant Coach at Bloomfield College from 2005-06; Head Coach at Hillside High School from 2001-05; and Assistant Coach at Hillside High School from 1998-2001. In his six years as a Junior College Head Coach, Lowery holds an overall record of 132-43; has a conference record of 95-14; has won 5 GSAC championships; 2 Region XIX championship; 2 Region XIX runner-up finishes; and 2 National Championship Tournament runs. Coach Lowery’s Middlesex College teams were ranked as high as #1 in the nation in 2008. Coach Lowery’s overall high school record is 77-26.
Coach Lowery attended Rutgers-Newark University and was a combo guard for the Scarlet Raiders Men’s basketball team. He graduated in 1998 with a BA in Sociology. After graduating from Rutgers, he continued his education at Saint Peters College and earned his MA in Educational Administration and Supervision. Currently, Coach Lowery serves as Principal of Franklin Elementary School in Union, NJ.
Coach Lowery is married to Kimberly Lowery and has two beautiful daughters Cameran Lowery (8) and Caylin Lowery (7). Coach Lowery strongly believes “Success comes to those who have faith and the ability to attain the necessary resources to execute a well thought out plan.” He also states, “Goals without a plan are simply a wish.”
Coach Lowery’s Career Highlights
Overall Junior College Record: 132-43 win pct. .754; Conf Record: 95-14 win pct. .871
5 GSAC Championships in 6 yrs; 4 Region Championship appearances in 6 yrs winning 2 titles; 2 District Championships in 6 yrs; 1 National Sweet 16; 1 National Elite 8 appearance
Essex County College (Head Coach) Overall Record: (44-15) Conference Record (31-1)
|2012-13||25-8||GSAC Champions, Region XIX Champions, District 12 Champions NJCAA National Sweet 16 Tournament Participants|
|2011-12||19-7||GSA Champions, Region XIX runner-up|
|2007-08||28-5||GSAC Champions, Region XIX Champions, District Champions NJCAA National Elite 8|
|2006-07||25-3||GSAC Champions, Region XIX runner-up|
|2005-06||21-10||CACC Conf. Champs, CACC Tourn. Champs, Div. II NCAA Tournament|
|2004-05||20-7||Co MVC Champions, North Jersey Group II State Runner-up|
|2002-03||19-7||North Jersey Group II State Runner-up|
Head Women's Basketball Coach
Head Coach Robyn Burton is graciously filling into her 1st season as Head Coach for the Lady Wolverines after serving as Interim Head last year. She vigorously coaches and works with the Lady Wolverines to represent Essex County College and the women’s basketball program in a professional manner all while uplifting and instilling powerful skills to ensure confidence and talent.
Coach Burton received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Bloomfield College and is currently employed as the recruiter and trainer for Omni-Serv LLC. Burton was also a training assistant & player for the women’s basketball team (Division II), in addition to, goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team (Division II), cross country team (Division II), and a member of the CACC tournament for four years representing Bloomfield College women’s program. She is currently a running back and linebacker for a professional women’s football team Tri-State Warriors. Many of Burton’s players, both past & present, are sure to be engulfed with not just a coach, but also a mentor that challenges them both on and off the court. Burton strongly believes that, “Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard, and through Christ ALL things are possible.”