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Charles Ruise FGC Men's Basketball Head Coach

MEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH

Charles Ruise

Email: charles.ruise@fgc.edu

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

2021-2022 Schedule

OPPONENT      DAY                  DATE       TIME                 SITE

Scrimmage           Sun.            10/10          9am              TCC (Tallahassee, FL.)

FSCJ                    Sat.             11/6            2pm                     Away

Thomas U.           Tues.          11/9            6pm                     Away

Emory Oxford      Sat.             11/13          2pm                     Home

Albany Tech         Tues.          11/16          7pm                     Home

Webber (JV)         Wed.           11/17          7pm                     Away

Santa Fe               Fri.             11/19          7pm                     Away

Pasco                   Tues.          11/23          7pm                     Away

Trinity Baptist      Sat.             12/4            4pm                     Away

Albany Tech         Sat.             12/11          2pm                     Away

Santa Fe               Tues.          12/14          7pm                     Home

Johnson Uni.         Thurs.         12/16          7pm                     Home

Johnson Uni.         Tues.          1/11            7pm                     Away

Pasco                   Thurs.         1/13            7pm                     Home

Thomas Uni. (JV) Tues.          1/18            7pm                     Home

EWU (JV)            Thurs.         1/20            7pm                     Home

Trinity Baptist      Sat.             1/22            2pm                     Home

Florida Coll. (JV)  Tues.          1/25            7pm                     Home

Trinity College     Fri.             1/28            7pm                     Home

Pasco                   Sat.             1/29            2pm                     Away

Webber (JV)         Wed.           2/2              7pm                     Home

Pasco                   Sat.             2/5              2pm                     Home

Florida Coll. (JV)  Thurs.         2/10            7pm                     Home

Pasco                      Fri.          2/11            7pm                     Away

Edward Waters       Fri.          2/12            2pm                     Away

Pasco                      Thurs.      2/17            7pm                     Home

CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP    Sat.      2/26            2PM                             TBA

2021-2022 Roster

NameHometownYearHt.
Antonio CardMacon, GA26’1”
Caleb HaydenBaker County, FL26’1”
Christian WilsonLake City, FL26’2”
D’Andre JeffersonLake City, FL26’6”
Eric CanavanWindermere, FL16’6”
Jeremiah BarzeOrlando, FL16’4”
Jazan JohnsonFlushing, NY15’11”
Maurice CampbellLake Worth, FL16’1”
Nicholas CrossOrlando, FL25’9”
Omari JordanOrlando, FL26’5”
Ty’Darius GulleyPensacola, FL16’8”
Vanari JohnsonPalatka, FL15’9”