Jack Defreitas

Director of Athletics / Men's Basketball Head Coach
Phone: 
660.263.3900 (ext. 187)

Jack Defreitas begins his seventh season as Men's Basketball Head Coach at Central Christian College of the Bible, and 11th season overall as a collegiate coach in 2017-18. He has served in separate stints with CCCB, leading the Saints from 2007-09 and returning to the helm in 2013. In addition to coaching, he also serves as the Director of Athletics.

Defreitas ranks second in wins among CCCB men's basketball coaches with 66 and has the highest winning percentage among coaches in program history. In 10 seasons as a coach, Defreitas has been a part of 142 total victories, two conference titles and a national tournament appearance.

In 2015-16, the Saints put together a historic season in which they won 19 games, second most in program history, and earned their first trip to the NCCAA Division II national tournament. Despite losing two key starters at the beginning of the season, the Central Christian men spent much of the season ranked in the NCCAA DII Top 10 poll, went on to finish 8-2 (second) in Midwest Christian College Conference play, and earned a region tournament finals appearance for just the second time in program history.

In 2013-14, Defreitas' first season after returning to CCCB, he guided the Saints to the program's first appearance in the NCCAA Division II Central Region title game after an upset win over ninth-ranked Manhattan Christian College – their first over the conference foe in 17 years – in the region tournament semifinals. Sophomore forward Victor Dean became Central Christian's first NCCAA All-American in six years.

Defreitas rejoined the Saints after four years as an as assistant coach at Asbury University, an NAIA Division II program in Wilmore, Ky. He spent the last two of those seasons as the top assistant, recruiting coordinator and junior varsity head coach for women’s basketball at Asbury, following two years as the top assistant with the men’s program.

With the help of Defreitas, the AU women experienced their first two winning seasons in program history. After finishing 18-13 and 9-2 in conference play for the program’s first Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (KIAC) title in 2011-12, the Eagles went 23-10 and advanced to the KIAC tournament championship for the second straight year in 2012-13.

On the men’s sideline, Defreitas helped guide the Eagles to a 20-8 overall mark and a share of the KIAC title with an 11-2 finish in conference play in 2010-11. The KIAC title was only the second for men’s basketball in school history, while the 11 conference wins were a new school record.

Prior to joining Asbury, Defreitas served as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at CCCB from 2007-09, where he orchestrated a highly successful two-year stretch. Defreitas was named 2007-08 ACCA Coach of the Year after guiding his first squad to a 14-win season. The following year his team claimed a school-record 20 wins before falling in the championship game of the 2009 ACCA Division I national tournament.

In 10 seasons on the basketball sidelines, Defreitas has coached 19 all-conference players, four NCCAA All-Americans, a two-time ACCA Player of the Year, an NAIA All-American, and eight who were either NCCAA or NAIA scholar athletes. One of his former players has played professional basketball overseas.

In addition to basketball, Defreitas was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the men’s soccer program at Central Christian from 2007-08. During that span, he helped guide the Saints to a 30-18-1 mark that included the school’s first-ever trip to the NCCAA Division II national tournament, the school’s first-ever conference title, and the ACCA national title in 2008.

As a player at Central Christian, Defreitas was a three-year captain, led the Saints in scoring as a senior, and set the single-season 3-point record. The 1997 Moberly High School alum went on to graduate from Central Christian with a Bachelor of Science in General Ministry in 2008. He received a Master of Science in Sport Administration from Arkansas State University in 2017.

Defreitas and his wife, Tina, also a 2008 graduate of Central Christian, have three children, Kirsten, 8, Kara, 6, and Kameron, 3. They reside in Moberly and are members at Timber Lake Christian Church.

Scoreboard

2/22/2018 | Mens Basketball vs. Arlington Baptist College | L, 96-77 
2/21/2018 | Womens Basketball vs. Dallas Christian College | L, 57-39 
2/17/2018 | Womens Basketball vs. Calvary University | W, 43-37 
2/17/2018 | Mens Basketball vs. Calvary University | W, 76-75 
2/16/2018 | Womens Basketball vs. Ozark Christian College | W, 57-35