"Play solid defense, score as much as you can, and play non-selfishly as a team." That sums up Coach Marcus Harvey's philosophy as he enters his ninth season as head coach.
This years' Scouts team is ranked #8 preseason in the NJCC Division II, even in what might be called a rebuilding year. Why? Because the program has consistently fielded exceptional teams, whether rebuilding or not.
The team has won its regional championship 12 times, been runner-up nine times, has gone to the national tournament 12 times and won the national championship in 1995-96.
Home of the Scouts is the A. Fred Pohlman Fieldhouse, named after the revered coach who started the MCC-Penn Valley program in 1967 and won more than 600 games.
The program has not had to recruit too heavily, because of referrals from former players. Says Harvey, "Treat the players you have right, and they'll bring others."
The program draws quality players from throughout the area-players who look to get a year or two of experience in an excellent program before moving on to division one. Says Harvey, "If you do what you're supposed to do and do what we ask, we can almost guarantee a scholarship for you when you move on."