Mack Cleveland enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Buccaneers after a stint with Western Texas College.
Prior to working at Western Texas, Cleveland was the head coach at Los Angeles City College, a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) school, where he led his team to a 22-9 record and was named the 2008-09 league coach of the year. Following the season, L.A. City College dropped athletics due to budgetary difficulties.
Prior to taking the reins as the head men’s coach at L.A. City, Cleveland served as the head boys basketball coach and athletic director at Light of the World Christian Academy in Atlanta during the 2007-08 season, where his team went 28-3.
Cleveland spent several years in the role of assistant men’s college basketball coach at the community college level at Pasadena City College and Los Angeles Southwest College. During his time at LA Southwest College (2000-05), the Cougars won the state championship sponsored by the CCCAA.
Cleveland prepped at Thornridge (Ill.) High School, where he was a shooting guard. Following high school, Cleveland played two years at Los Angeles Valley Community College before transferring to Clark Atlanta University (NCAA Division II) where he finished his collegiate career.
While at Clark Atlanta, Cleveland earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. He would go onto complete his master’s degree in education from California State University at Domingus Hills, Calif.