Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director
Anthony Fletcher is in his eleventh year as Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at Eastfield College. In 2013-2014, the Harvesters were in the NJCAA Final Four with a victory over Anoka Ramsey College. They lost the National semifinals game to Caldwell Community College and finished with a 27-8 record. Fletcher received NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year for the second straight season. In 2012-2013 the Harvesters were NJCAA National runners-up. The Harvesters lost in the National Championship game 61-55. The Harvesters finished the season 29-5 and won the Region V Championship and Conference Championship. The Harvesters defeated Caldwell Tech out of North Carolina 101-98 in the elite game and defeated Mass Bay Community College 91-65 in the Final Four to advance to the National title game.
The Harvesters have been nationally ranked in the NJCAA Top Ten for the past 10 seasons. Fletcher is second in all-time wins for basketball at Eastfield College, which started in 1971. 99 of Coach Fletcher’s players have moved on to play at the four year university level. Fletcher’s players have received 79 college degrees and counting. Fletcher has coached an NBA player, three NBA D league players and fifteen professional overseas players. Those players have played in leagues located in Japan, China, Holland, Germany, Philippines, Chile, Venezuela, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka and Kuwait. Fletcher has also coached five All-Americans, three Conference MVP’s, three Freshman of the Year players, an Academic All American, All Region players, All Conference players and a multitude of Division I, Division II and NAIA players. Fletcher’s junior college players have received over 1.9 million dollars in athletic scholarships to four year universities.
In 2009-2010 the Harvesters won the conference championship and were Region V runners up. Fletcher received Co-Coach of the year award for the Metro Athletic conference.
In 2008-2009 the Harvesters finished 21-11 overall and Region V runners up. The Harvesters were ranked as high as number three in the Nation that season.
In 2007-2008 the Harvesters finished 21-10 overall. Eastfield was ranked number one in the Nation in November.
Prior to being the head coach at Eastfield College, Fletcher had a two year stint at McLennan Community College. The two seasons at McLennan, Fletcher helped to guide McLennan back to a National Power House. In 2003-2004 the Highlanders boasted of a record of 26-6 and a number eighteen ranking in the National Poll. In 2004-2005 season the Highlanders went 23-8 and defeated the eventual National Champions by 17 points on a neutral site. That year McLennan was ranked number nineteen in the National Poll. Players from those teams went to four years universities such as: University of Cincinnati, Marshall University, Boise State, Jacksonville University, Sam Houston State, UT-San Antonio and others.
Prior to the first stint at Eastfield College Fletcher was at Angelo State University. Fletcher served as a graduate assistant coach from 1999-2001 for his alma mater, Fletcher helped guide ASU to the Championship of the Lone Star Conference South Division and an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 2001.
Fletcher’s teaching experience includes a year at Angelo State, ten years at Eastfield and two years at McLennan. Fletcher played shooting guard for two seasons at Angelo State University.
He received a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in English from Angelo State in 1999 and his Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Angelo State University in May of 2002.
Coach Fletcher is happily married to Courtney Fletcher and they have three beautiful children named Madison, Chase and Callie.