The Herkimer College men’s basketball program has established itself as one of the nation’s premier Division III programs:


  • 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: 31-1 
  • In 2020, we finished fifth in the nation
  • In 2018, we finished fourth in the nation
  • In 2017, we finished third in the nation
  • In 2015, we placed fourth in the nation
  • In 2014, we placed seventh in the nation
  • In 2013, we placed third in the nation
  • In 2010, we finished fourth in the nation

National Championships
1991, 2019

Region III Championship
1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2010, 2013, 2014 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Mountain Valley Conference Championships
1987, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019.

We currently have an exceptionally committed and talented team – and we’re looking for outstanding new players to join our mission to achieve our absolute best. Here we are dedicated to constantly improving ourselves!

Why play basketball for Herkimer College?

Head Coach Matt Lee’s program has produced many student-athletes who have gone on to play basketball at all levels of the NJCAA, NCAA and NAIA – as well as professional basketball leagues. At Herkimer College, even more than playing great basketball, we place a strong emphasis on academics and giving you the skills you need to succeed in life.

When you choose to play for Herkimer College, you become part of a dedicated, hard-working team. The basketball season is the longest of all college sports. Commitment begins on the first day of the fall semester and continues into March. Team members are expected to maintain high standards in the classroom and to be involved in the community.

Tryouts are held in early October for all men interested in maintaining good grades, being good citizens and good teammates, and becoming part of a program that strives to win, both on and off the court. If this describes you, we encourage you to get in touch with our coaches and Admissions Office.

Interested in joining our team?

To find out more about the Herkimer College basketball team, contact Coach Lee by calling (315) 866-0300 ext. 8344 or via e-mail at

To learn more about attending Herkimer College, contact Admissions by calling 315-866-0300 ext. 8278 or e-mail and schedule a visit.

Be sure to tell the admissions advisor of any sports teams you may be interested in so they can arrange meetings with coaches or players.

We look forward to meeting you!

Men's Basketball