Derrick Worrels, Head Coach
Coach Derrick Worrels, returns for his 15th year as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Hillsborough Community College.
Coach Worrels had his first start as Head Coach serving as the Women’s Basketball Coach for two years before coming over to the men side in 2000.
Coach Worrels also competed for the HCC Hawks as a player posting a record that still stands of 24 consecutive victories in his sophomore season.
Coach Worrels played for legendary Coach, mentor and Hall of Famer Coach Joe Patton.
Coach Worrels has led the Hawks to numerous State Tournament appearances, conference tournament and conference championships.
In 2010 Coach Worrels decided to go the NCAA Division I route and went on to Canisius College and worked for one of the best coaches and people in the business Tom Parrotta. At Canisius College Coach Worrels witnessed an incredible feat by the Men’s basketball team. Five Senior’s graduated with not only their Bachelor’s Degree, but also their Masters Degree most in 4 years.
Coach Worrels was fortunate to return to Hillsborough Community College after a brief stint with Canisius.
As a Coach one of the biggest accomplishments that stands on-going is the 90 percent graduation rate the men’s basketball team has, as well as the number of players that have transitioned from HCC to 4 year institutions. Many players now enjoy professional careers through basketball, law, and the medical fields etc. Thus proving the value Hillsborough Community College and the vehicle (basketball) by which you achieve those great careers.
After leaving HCC Coach Worrels then went on to play and Graduate from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Business. Coach Worrels also has his Master Degree in Psychology from National Louis University.