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Charles Ruise FGC Men's Basketball Head Coach


Charles Ruise


Coach Ruise’s Bio

Ruise is a former student of Lake City Community College (now FGC) and played basketball for the school under coach Tony Johnson from 1985 to 1987. He then went on to play for Edward Waters College in Jacksonville.

Ruise comes to FGC from Baker County High School in Glen St. Mary, Fla., where he has been the head coach for the varsity boys’ basketball team since 1993. In that time, he led Baker County to 10 District Championships, five Regional Finals, and two Final Four appearances.

During his 25-year career, he has received Coach of the Year honors 10 times, and more than 50 of his players have received college basketball scholarships.

“I’m excited with the opportunity and believe I can make an instant impact on the program,” said Ruise of his new position. “The young men who represent this college will work hard and will be goal-oriented.

“My goal is to get our student athletes to understand that to be successful in life, you’ll have to work hard for it.”

“As an alumnus of the college and a local high school coach for more than 25 years, we think coach Ruise is the perfect fit for our program,” said FGC President Dr. Lawrence Barrett.

FGC Men's Basketball Team with Coach Ruise

2020-2021 Schedule

OPPONENT         DAY           DATE            TIME                 SITE

Santa Fe                Fri.              1/22                7pm                  Away

Pensacola CC       Sat.             1/23                2pm                  Home

Trinity Baptist      Tues.           1/26                7pm                  Home

Santa Fe                Thurs.         1/28                7pm                  Home

Pasco-Hernando    Sat.             1/30                2pm                  Away

Florida College     Tues.           2/2                  7pm                  Home

Webber                 Wed.           2/3                  7pm                  Home – CANCELED

Trinity College      Thurs.         2/4                  6pm                  Away – CANCELED

Edward Waters     Mon.           2/8                  6pm                  Away – CANCELED

Webber                 Wed.           2/10                7pm                  Away – CANCELED

Edward Waters     Thurs.         2/11                7pm                  Home – CANCELED

Pasco-Hernando    Sat.             2/13                2pm                  Home – CANCELED/POSTPONED

Florida College     Mon.            2/15                8pm                  Away – CANCELED

Johnson Univ.       Sat.             2/20                2pm                  Home – CANCELED

Johnson Univ.       Tues.           2/23                7pm                  Away

Pasco-Hernando    Sat.             2/27                2pm                  Away

Pasco-Hernando    Thurs.             3/4                7pm                  Home

FSCJ                    Sat.             3/6                  12pm                  Away

Pasco-Hernando    Tues.           3/9                  7pm                  Home

FSCJ                    Mon.           3/15                7pm                  Home

Conf. Championship   Sat                 3/27                   2pm             Home

2021 Roster

Name                      Hometown                      Class               Ht

Joshua Cross           Orlando, Fl.                     Sophomore      6’1

Brandon Farmer      Villages, Fl.                    Sophomore      6’7

Layton Veon           Middleburg, Fl.               Sophomore      6’7

Jarrett Gardner        Live Oak, Fl.                   Sophomore      6’8

Christian Wilson     Ft. White, Fl.                   Freshmen        6’1

D’Andre Jefferson  Lake City, Fl.                  Freshmen        6’6

Caleb Hayden         Baker County, Fl.           Freshmen        6’2

Doug McCalla        West Palm Beach, Fl.     Freshmen        6’6

Omari Jordan          Orlando, Fl.                     Freshmen        6’8

Antonio Card          Macon, GA.                    Freshmen        6’2

Nicholas Cross        Orlando, Fl.                     Freshmen        6’2

Jeremiah Tisme      Gainesville, Fl.                Sophomore      6’10