University of the Cumberlands

Ethan Faulkner is entering his 1st season as an Assistant Coach for the Patriot Men’s Basketball program.

Faulkner, a native of Sandy Hook, Kentucky, is a 2014 graduate of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education.  During his time at Northern Kentucky, Faulkner was a team captain for two years while playing in 117 games with 73 starts in his career. He currently stands in the top 10 in all-time career assists and 11th in all-time free throw percentage at his alma mater. Another notable collegiate achievement is the 2011-2012 All-GLVC selection he received.

Before attending NKU, Faulkner attended Elliott County High School where he scored over 2500 career points. He was also a two-time 16th Region Player of the Year, three-time 16th Region Tournament MVP, and three-time Kentucky All-State Selection. During his time at Elliot County, his team saw three 16th Region Championships/Kentucky State Tournament appearances with a Final Four presence in 2009.

After his playing days were over, Faulkner took to the coaching ranks where he was an assistant coach at Northern Kentucky.  During his time at NKU, he coached an A-Sun Freshman of the Year and two 2nd Team All-Conference players. Next, Faulkner was an assistant coach for Mount Vernon Nazarene University. While at MVNU, Faulkner coached a Crossroads League 3rd Team player and an All-Newcomer Team player.

When asked about his thoughts of joining the UC basketball program, Coach Faulkner said, “I am humbled and honored to be joining the Men's Basketball program at University of the Cumberlands.  I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to learn from a successful coach like Coach Butcher.  This program is full of tradition and I look forward to playing a small part in continuing to uphold the standard of excellence that has been established here for many years.”

2016-17 Men's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
00LaRoyce EasonJRF6-7200St. Louis, MOSouthwestern Illinois
1Andrew GriffithFRF6-5225Williamsburg, KYSouth Laurel HS
3Will GaryJRG6-1185Lexington, KYParkland College
4Chance MortonJRF6-4185Mobile, ALBishop State CC
5Bernard SamuelJRG/F6-5185Charleston, SCPolk State CC
10Eric DuncanJRG6-2200Stockton, CAWestern Wyoming
14Kelsley WilkinsonSRG6-0180SW Ranches, FLPalm Beach State College
15Marquis YatesSRG/F6-5220Manassas, VAArkansas Tech
20Taylor GoverSRG6-1175Somerset, KYPulaski County HS
21Travon LabrancheSOG/F6-4220Miami, FLASA College - Miami
22Dez MarshallJRF6-4200Shelbyville, KYSouthwestern Illinois
23Josh DowSOF6-6190Melbourne, AustraliaRowville Secondary College
24Michael DowSRG6-5195Melbourne, AustraliaRowville Secondary College
32Eddie TornesJRG6-3185Muskegon Heights, MIMuskegon CC
Donnie Butcher Image
Head Coach
17th season
Rodney Clarke Image
Assistant Coach
4th season
Ethan Faulkner Image
Assistant Coach
1st season