SUNY Sullivan Names Women’s Basketball Coach: April 2021

Former Assistant Ben Newberg Returns

LOCH SHLDRAKE, April 2021– Ben Newberg has been named the new head coach of the SUNY Sullivan women’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Chris DePew announced in March.

“Ben is a proven program builder and we are elated to have him lead our women’s basketball program,” DePew said. “He has had great success during his time at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and understands how to recruit to a school like SUNY Sullivan. We are excited to see him build upon the success Coach Marchione had here.”

Newberg has spent the last two years as the head women’s basketball coach at Medgar Evers College, where he was able to help them achieve the most wins in more than 10 years. Prior to Medgar Evers, Newberg was the head coach at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where he brought his teams to one Region XV final appearance and two CUNY finals. He also has experience as an assistant at CCNY, Mercy College, SUNY Sullivan, and SUNY New Paltz.

Newberg was raised here in Sullivan County where he attended Monticello High School. He went onto receive his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and also has an MBA from Mercy College.

“I’m very grateful for this opportunity to continue the success the SUNY Sullivan women’s program has had,” he said. “I am confident our program will be successful on the court, in the classroom, and involved in the community. I would like to thank Chris DePew and President [Jay] Quaintance for their belief in me. Go Generals.”
While in college, Newberg served as student manager for the SUNY Albany Great Danes under head coach Will Brown. Newberg started his college coaching career at SUNY New Paltz as the top assistant men’s basketball coach. He then went on to assistant coaching positions at SUNY Sullivan, Mercy College and City College of New York.

In 2015, Newberg was appointed Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). In his first season there, he guided the team to both post-seasons (CUNYAC & Region XV). In 2016-17, BMCC finished with a 20-7 record overall, the best record in over a decade for the women’s program. That season also included two championship final appearances in the CUNYAC & Region XV. In the 2017-18 season, BMCC had their best CUNYAC record (8-2) under Newberg, and finished 18-7 on the year including another championship appearance in the CUNYAC.

Newberg received a B.A. in English from SUNY Albany in 2010, and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mercy College in 2014.