The NJCAA has announced three honorees to be inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Two coaches and one contributor have been selected to join the honorable 2024 class. Included is Brookdale’s Men’s Basketball Coach Paul Cisek.

Paul Cisek is in his 33rd season as the Head Coach of the Brookdale Community College men’s basketball team. He currently has an overall coaching record of 660-284 with a .700-win percentage and in 2018 amassed a perfect 34-0 season with the Jersey Blues, the first ever in program history.

Cisek has been awarded the Garden State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year 12 times, Region 19 Coach of the Year eight times, NJCAA National Coach of the Tournament two times, and NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year once. He has led the Jersey Blues to six NJCAA national tournament appearances with three National Championship titles in 2013, 2018, and 2023. He has coached several National Players of the Year, All-Americans, and Conference Players of the Year throughout his career and in 2021 was inducted into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame.

Prior to Brookdale, Cisek coached at Paul Smith’s Junior College where he also served as Director of Student Activities and was named Mid-East Region 4 Coach of the Year. He was also the assistant coach at Potsdam State University and Oswego State with graduate assistant positions at Wagner College and Monmouth College.

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