LANSING, Mich. – LCC men's basketball coach, Mike Ingram made history Jan. 19, 2019 with his 600th career win. The Stars defeated the Vikings of Glen Oaks Community College 102-86, to hand Coach Ingram this historic victory on the team's home court.
It was an emotional moment for Coach Ingram, his players, his family, the coaching staff and the entire LCC community. LCC President Brent Knight said, "This is a wonderful accomplishment for Coach Ingram and speaks to his determination and perseverance. We're very proud of him not just for this impressive milestone, but because of his leadership, his mentorship and the support he has provided to students throughout his career at LCC."
Ingram served as the assistant coach in 1988 when the men's team won the NJCAA National Championship, then taking over as head coach in the 1990-91 season and has coached his teams to 4th place, 5th place, 6th place, and 8th place National NJCAA tournament finishes, while leading his teams to 19 MCCAA Western Conference Championships.
Ingram was named Region XII Coach of the Year in 1990-91 and 2005-06, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and has received the Western Conference Coach of the Year award 19 times. He has coached numerous All-Americans and was inducted into the NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2017.
Coach Ingram was humble in his victory and gave the credit to his players saying, "I thought about not mentioning to the guys what was at stake because I didn't want to put any pressure on them, but they accepted the challenge, played hard and came up with the win." When asked what factors have contributed to his longevity at LCC Ingram was quick to point to those already on staff. He said, "I came in with a group of guys that were long-term mentors for me, they cared about students and the school could count on them. I've had great players and great support."
Ingram has been at LCC for 28 years and is married to Phebeit and has four children, Mike, Layne, Justin and Jocelyn.
Congratulations Coach Mike Ingram. Go STARS!
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.