Camp Coaching Staff
Mark Vanderslice, Head Men's Basketball Coach
Mark Vanderslice begins his third year as the head men's basketball coach at USC Aiken.
Vanderslie was named the PBC Coach of the Year during his second year with USC Aiken after leading the squad to the third-best record in the league. He tripled the program's win total from his first year and had USC Aiken on the verge of making the NCAA Tournament. He coached three all-conference student-athletes and had two of the highest-scoring games in the program's illustrious history. ?
During his first year, Vanderslice's team knocked off the PBC East and West Division leaders. He coached all-conference performer Arbry Butler. Jevon Patton's 12 assists against Young Harris were the fifth most in school history while Butler's nine blocks made the top-10 list in school history.
Vanderslice came to USC Aiken after spending the last five years as the head coach at Louisburg Junior College in Louisburg, NC. He guided his team to a 152-20 record, including a 94-11 mark during conference play. Vanderslice led his program to a top-eight finish in the final national polls each season. During the 2012-13 season his team posted a 35-2 record, the most wins in school history and finished No. 1 in the final national polls.
During the 2010-11 campaign, he guided the program to a 21-0 mark during the conference portion of the schedule while coaching NJCAA first-team All-American Jeremy Atkinson.
Vanderslice coached 15 all-conference student-athletes and was the District 15 Coach of the Year three times. His team won five straight regular-season conference championships and notched three straight tournament championships.
Prior to his arrival at Louisburg Junior College, Vanderslice was an assistant coach at Furman from 2008-10. He was in charge of recruiting and scouted all opponents. Vanderslice was responsible for scouting reports and film breakdown for players. He also conducted individual workouts for his players.
Vanderslice was at Toledo from 2004-08. He was the Head of Basketball Operations from 2004-06 prior to serving as an assistant coach from 2006-08. He was responsible for recruiting and scouting opponents. He signed multiple three-star athletes during his time. Vanderslice helped guide the program to two West Division titles and the 2007 MAC title with a 14-2 mark. He also ran Toledo’s Team Basketball Camps. Vanderslice advised, tutored and monitored players with individual classes, helping the team have the No. 3 APR among Division I schools.
He was at Heidelberg from 2002-04 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Vanderslice helped land the No. 1 recruiting class in the OAC during his second season. He conducted individual workouts for his players and assisted with practice while also assisting with in-game decisions and adjustments.
From 2000-02, Vanderslice was the Head of Basketball Operations at UNC Asheville. He was in charge of all student assistants and their jobs. Vanderslice prepared practice arrangements at home sites and managed all facets of exchanging DVD’s and videos of opponents’ game film. He produced team highlight tapes for recruits and assessed player profiles of potential recruits.
Vanderslice earned his bachelor of science in business administration in 2002 from UNC Asheville where he was a member of the men’s basketball program. He earned his MBA from Heidelberg in 2004.
Corey Hendren, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Corey Hendren is in his first season as an assistant coach at USC Aiken.
Hendren comes to USC Aiken after spending the last three years as the head coach at the University of South Caorlina Salkehatchie.
The 2014-15 Region X Coach of the Year led his squad to the runner-up position in Reigon X that same season. A two-time district runner-up, Hendren was the 2015 Collentonian Coach of the Year.
During his three seasons with USC Salkehatchie, Hendren recruited and coached 13 players that went on to sign and play at four-year institutions, including three at the Division I level.
Hendren guided the program to an undefeated home mark last season posting the most wins in one season at the institution. During his time there, he recruited and coached a pair of All-Americans and five all-region selections.
Hendren was a four-year standout at Milligan College. He was a three-time academic AAC all-conference selection and graduated with honors in 2014.
Trevor Welcher, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Trevor Welcher is in his third year as an assistant men’s basketball coach at USC Aiken.
Welcher is currently an adjunct professor at Paine College and is the sports program coordinator at the Wilson Family YMCA. He was also the Team Power Organization head coach.
Welcher was a standout student-athlete at Delaware State. During his junior season, he earned the No. 4 spot on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays. That same season, he netted 15 points against Coppin State. As a sophomore, Welcher topped the MEAC in assist-to-turnover ration (1.84) and led his squad in steals.
Welcher graduated cum laude from Delaware State in 2011, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in sport sciences with a concentration in sport management. A year later, he earned his Master of Science in Sports Administration from Delaware State.
David Belfield, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
David Belfield is in his fourth year as a member of the men’s basketball program at USC Aiken.
During his first two seasons, Belfield was a guard for the Pacers. In his third season Belfield transitioned from the court to the bench as a student assistant men’s basketball coach.
In the 2014-15 season, Belfield was named a team captain. During the 2015-16 season he was a member of the Peach Belt Conference all-academic-team.
In his first season as an assistant, the Pacers went 18-9. Belfield worked with three all-conference performers.
During his playing career at USC Aiken, Belfield spent summers working basketball camps up and down the east coast. He also spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant boy’s varsity basketball coach at Christ the King High School in Huntersville, N.C.
Belfield is currently a senior working on his Bachelor of Arts in communication. Upon graduating he will continue his coaching career.