BS, Florida State University
MS, Nova Southeastern University
Hometown: Brooksville, Fla.
Micheal Jones is in his first year as head basketball coach at PHSC after previously serving as assistant coach under Bobby Bowman (2010-11) and James Johnson (2011-12).
Prior to his coaching positions at PHSC, Jones played two seasons (1999-2001) under the leadership of Bobby Bowman. He helped lead the Conquistadors to the Suncoast Conference championship (2000) and was named All-Conference (2000-01 season). Jones appeared in the FCCAA State Tournament (2000-01) and represented PHSC in the 2000 state All-Star game. In 2003, at Florida State University, Jones competed as a summer track shot putter.
Jones began his athletic career at Challenger K8 in Spring Hill, Fla., where he coached middle school basketball for four years (2005-07) before accepting a position as assistant junior varsity high school basketball coach for Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Fla. (2007-09). Jones then returned to coaching at the middle school level at West Hernando Middle School in Brooksville, Fla. where he was basketball coach and head football coach (2010-12). He wrapped up his middle school coaching career as the athletic director at Fox Chapel Middle School (2012-13) in Spring Hill, Fla., earning the the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for the athletic program's display of exemplary sportsmanship.
In addition to his coaching position, Jones works in the community with student athletes to help give back, teach sports fundamentals and offer positive life choices to at-risk youth. He has been working in the Brooksville community with Horace “Hi-C” Copland (former NFL Wide Receiver Tampa Bay Bucs) to help teach student athletes what life and athletics is all about.
Coach Larry Behm returns to PHSC after a year at Georgia Highlands College serving as a recruiter for the men’s basketball team.
A native of central New York, Behm was a successful high school coach for 24 years in Syracuse, N.Y. before joining PHSC. His teams won 327 games, including numerous league, N.Y. state sectional and regional championships. In 2009 his team advanced to N.Y.'s final four.
At the start of the 2011 spring semester after serving as an assistant to Coach Bobby Bowman he was named interim head coach. He held that position until the new head coach was named and then worked a year under Coach James Johnson.
His duties at PHSC include: scouting, scheduling, practice preparation, recruiting and assisting Coach Jones with the day to day operation of the basketball program.
Coach Behm has coached a number of players who went on to Division 1 programs. He has worked at several high profile camps and has been a guest speaker at various clinics in the Northeast.
Coach Behm is a graduate of of NMJC and Eastern New Mexico University.