Home Town: Franklinville, NY
College Attended: University of Pittsburg-Bradford
Currently Residing: Franklinville, NY
Don Bentley, a familiar name to longtime Portville basketball fans, joins the Panther coaching staff for his first season bringing with him a wealth of success as a player and as a coach.
A two-time Expressway Conference All-Star, Bentley scored 1103 points in his high school career at Franklinville Central School.
He then scored 1,085 points during his college career at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, earning 2nd-Team AMCC honors in 1999-2000 and 1st-Team accolades in 2000-01. During his senior season the Panthers won a school record 16 consecutive victories; a mark that still stands.
Following his playing career, Coach Bentley received the UPB Men's Triangle of Success award, an honor that annually recognizes student-athletes who exhibit dedication to their sport, positive attitude, athletic ability, citizenship, character, leadership, and sportsmanship.
Bentley served as the JV Boys Basketball and Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball coach at Franklinville Central School from 2006-07 and 2014-16, and as an Assistant at Houghton College last season. He lives with his wife and two children in Franklinville, NY.