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Men's Basketball

Carl Sandburg College men's basketball has been a tradition for more than 40 years. The program has won five Arrowhead Conference championships and has had three athletes named NJCAA All-American honorable mention. The Chargers won their first Region IV tournament title in 2014 to advance to the NJCAA Division II national tournament for the first time in program history. Home games are played at John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
Arrowhead Conference Champions

1972, 1984, 1985, 1990, 2018
Region IV Tournament Champions
Region IV Tournament runner-up
1985, 2002, 2017, 2020

2020-21 Men's Basketball Roster
High School
3 Jean Luc Wilson 6-3 G So. East Moline, Ill. United Township
4 Brock Bower-Preece 5-11 G So. Mapleton, Ill. Illini Bluffs
5 Henry Patterson 6-3 F Fr. Rochester, Ill. Rochester
10 Jacob Reller 6-6 F Fr. Rushville, Ill. Rushville-Industry
11 Storm Hangen 6-5 F Fr. Peoria, Ill. Manual
12 Griffin Ronnebeck 6-1 G Fr. East Moline, Ill. United Township
20 Vaughn Toyne 6-3 F So. Petersburg, Ill. PORTA
23 Gabe Mason 6-6 F Fr. Metamora, Ill. Metamora
24 Cameron Jacobson 5-11 G So. Elmwood, Ill. Elmwood
33 Lane Ippensen 6-5 F So. LaPrairie, Ill. Camp Point Central


Head coach: Ryan Twaddle
Assistant coach: Payton Mulligan


2020-21 Men's Basketball Schedule

All Chargers home games streamed live on the Carl Sandburg College YouTube channel

Overall record: 1-7
Last updated: April 8
2020-21 men's basketball schedule
Tuesday, Feb. 16 6 p.m. Highland HOME L, 100-75
Friday, Feb. 19 6 p.m. St. Ambrose JV HOME W, 97-57
Saturday, Feb. 20 3 p.m. Spoon River Canton L, 75-57
Thursday, March 4 6 p.m. Highland Freeport L, 81-75
Monday, March 8 5:30 p.m. Milwaukee Area Tech HOME L, 120-86
Saturday, March 13 2 p.m. #5 South Suburban HOME L, 85-75
Saturday, March 20 3 p.m. #5 South Suburban South Holland L, 91-78
Region IV Tournament River Grove
Wednesday, April 7 5:30 p.m. Semifinals - #5 South Suburban L, 87-66


Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Ryan Twaddle

Ryan Twaddle has been the Carl Sandburg College men's basketball coach since the 2007-08 season. During the 2013-14 season, he guided the Chargers to their first Region IV tournament championship and their first appearance in the NJCAA Division II national tournament, helping him earn NJCAA Region IV and NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year honors for 2014. He also took over head coaching duties for the Sandburg men's golf team in 2013 and has guided the Chargers to three NJCAA Division II national tournaments. The Chargers' 12th-place finish at the 2013 national tournament was the best finish in program history. Prior to becoming the men's basketball coach, Twaddle was an assistant for four seasons under former head coach Mike Bailey. Twaddle graduated from Macomb High School and continued his playing career at Sandburg, earning two letters in both basketball and baseball. Twaddle lives in Galesburg and has a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University.

Assistant Coach

Payton Mulligan