Coach Willis Wareham is entering his second year at the helm of the Men's Basketball Program. After being hired in June of 2015, Wareham pieced together one of the better seasons for the Dukes in the last decade. Under Wareham, the Dukes finished the 2015-16 Season with a 16-12 overall record and notched their first Region 19 Postseason win in ten years. Coach will look to build on a successful first season with the program.
Wareham came to Cumberland County College after a successful stint as assistant coach under head coach John Baron at Gwynedd Mercy University. During Wareham’s five seasons at Gwynedd Mercy he helped the Griffins to a 78-31 record, while also serving as the teams lead recruiter and head of player development amongst other duties.
Prior to being an assistant coach at Gwynedd Mercy, Wareham was the head coach at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Will was responsible for all aspects of the program including recruiting, coaching/game management, scheduling, and practice planning. Before his time at ACC, Wareham coached at Cape May Technical High school as both head coach of the junior varsity team and as assistant varsity coach.
Outside of Gwynedd Mercy, Wareham is the co-founder and co-director of New Jersey Soldiers Basketball Club. The New Jersey soldiers basketball club has become very popular in New Jersey and has expanded from 11 players to over 85. Will currently works full time as a recruiting and retention operation supervisor for the New Jersey Army National Guard. He served the United States in Iraq from 2003-2004 and now lives in Vineland, New Jersey with his wife and six kids.