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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

2021-22 Men's Basketball Roster
2021-22 roster
High School
1 Connor Barnett 6-3 G Fr. Fulton, Ill. Fulton
2 Hunter Caves 6-3 G Fr. Alburnett, Iowa Alburnett
3 Jean Luc Wilson 6-2 G So. East Moline, Ill. United Township
4 Storm Hangen 6-3 F So. Peoria, Ill. Manual
5 Adam Cash 6-1 G Fr. Pekin, Ill. Pekin
10 Griffin Ronnebeck 6-1 G So. East Moline, Ill. United Township
11 Myles Estrada 6-2 G Fr. St. Charles, Mo. Francis Howell Central
12 TJ Price 6-2 G Fr. Springfield, Ill. Lanphier
15 Atem Agot 6-6 G/F Fr. East Moline, Ill. United Township
20 Cooper Theleritis 5-10 G Fr. Pekin, Ill. Pekin
21 Matt Williams 6-6 F Fr. Peoria, Ill. Notre Dame
23 Eric Price 6-0 G Fr. Galesburg, Ill. Galesburg
24 Romeo Metcalf 6-5 F Fr. Davenport, Iowa Davenport West
33 Jacob Reller 6-6 F So. Rushville, Ill. Rushville-Industry

Head coach:
Ryan Twaddle
Assistant coach: Payton Mulligan


2021-22 Men's Basketball Schedule

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

Overall record: 0-0
Last updated: Sept. 22
2021-22 men's basketball schedule
Sunday, Oct. 17 TBA Illinois Central (scrimmage) East Peoria
Monday, Nov. 1 7:30 p.m. St. Ambrose JV HOME
Wednesday, Nov. 3 TBA Milwaukee Area Tech Milwaukee
Nov. 5-6 Sauk Valley Classic Dixon
Friday, Nov. 5 6 p.m. TBA
Saturday, Nov. 6 5:30 p.m. TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Land Springfield
Thursday, Nov. 11 7:30 p.m. Monmouth JV HOME
Sunday, Nov. 14 11:30 a.m. Knox JV HOME
Tuesday, Nov. 16 7 p.m. St. Ambrose JV Davenport, Iowa
Saturday, Nov. 20 3 p.m. Madison Madison, Wis.
Tuesday, Nov. 23 4 p.m. Rock Valley Rockford
Dec. 3-4 Elgin Classic Elgin
Wednesday, Dec. 8 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Land HOME
Saturday, Dec. 11 3 p.m. Waubonsee HOME
Wednesday, Dec. 15 7:30 p.m. Bryant & Stratton HOME
Saturday, Dec. 18 3 p.m. Prairie State HOME
Tuesday, Dec. 21 3 p.m. McHenry County Crystal Lake
Sunday, Jan. 2 3 p.m. South Suburban HOME
Thursday, Jan. 6 7:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* HOME
Tuesday, Jan. 11 7:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta
Thursday, Jan. 13 7 p.m. Highland* Freeport
Tuesday, Jan. 18 7:30 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME
Thursday, Jan. 20 7:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME
Monday, Jan. 24 TBA Monmouth JV Monmouth
Tuesday, Feb. 1 7:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon
Thursday, Feb. 3 7:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME
Tuesday, Feb. 8 7:30 p.m. Highland* HOME
Thursday, Feb. 10 7:30 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline
Tuesday, Feb. 15 7:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby
Saturday, Feb. 19 3 p.m. Oakton Des Plaines


*Arrowhead Conference

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