The Bulldogs have amassed a 410-79 record during Coach Pigatti’s fourteen seasons at South Suburban College. They have a home record of 219-14 . They won the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 Region IV Championships. They placed 8 times at the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. The 2020 National Tournament did not take place due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The 2019-20 Men’s Basketball Team finished the season 29-4. The Bulldogs defeated Carl Sandburg College 74-63 to win the Region IV Midwest District B Championship. Coach Pigatti was named District B Coach-of-the-Year. Courtney Carter, sophomore guard, was named Spalding® NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year after having established himself as one of the country’s most all-around players. He averaged 15.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.9 assists, and 5.5 steals. He is the 3rd Bulldog in the last seven seasons to be named NJCAA Division Ii National-Player-of-the-Year.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Pigatti was named the recipient of the 2017 Jack Bennett Man of the Year Award, named in honor of former head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, for winning with integrity. Pigatti also has been named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Junior College Division II and Region IV Coach of the Year 10 times during his 14 seasons at the helm.
The 2015-16 team finished the season with the best record in the nation and school history (34-3).
Sophomore guard Jovan Mooring was recognized as the 2015-16 Spalding® NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year after having established himself as one of the country’s most prolific scorers. Mooring averaged 26.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.8 assist, and 3 steals per game during the 2015-16 season. He also played in the NJCAA National All-Star Game. He attended UNLV and was named to the 3rd team All Mountain West Conference. He was also a first-round draft pick for the Grand rapids Drive in the 2018 NDBL draft.
On October 1st, the team opens its practice sessions. If you interested in the participating in the Men’s Basketball program please contact Coach Pigatti at (708) 596-2000 x 2524
On October 1st, the team opens its practice sessions. If you interested in the participating in the Men’s Basketball program please contact Coach Pigatti at (708) 596-2000 x 2524.
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