Tavarres Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The ACPHS Department of Athletics and Recreation has named Cornelius Tavarres the next Head Women’s Basketball coach.

Tavarres will enter his first season as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at ACPHS and inherit a strong program that has seen annual trips to the USCAA National Championship tournament including a national championship in 2013, two successive final four appearances in 2014 and 2015, and another national championship run in 2016 where they were national runners up. Director of Athletics and Recreation Christine Kanawada noted of Tavarres, “We are very excited to have Cornelius on our coaching staff and are confident that his knowledge and skillset can help guide the Panthers to continue their winning ways.”

“I am happy to be afforded the opportunity to be part of such a successful program, and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” stated Tavarres of his new position. Tavarres served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Skidmore College during the 2015-16 season. The Thoroughbreds 2015-16 team fashioned a 14-11 record. Prior to his stint at Skidmore College, Tavarres served as head varsity girls basketball coach at Corinth Central School District 2014-15 and led the Tomahawks into the sectionals with big wins.

Tavarres also brings 7 years of AAU experience as a coach and founder of Adirondack Shock AAU Organization. Tavarres has worked with boys and girls at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels as an offensive and defensive developmental instructor.

Tavarres, a former high school athlete and U.S. Army Soldier, has been coaching basketball, from youth to high school for more than 10 years.  Tavarres earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Minor in Accounting from SUNY ESC. Tavarres currently works for the Department of the Army as a Senior Auditor.  Tavarres resides in Queensbury, NY with his wife, Kimberly, their two daughters, Kea and Katlyn and their son Joshua.


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