Assistant Coach Will Cabrera
Coach Cabrera returns to Messiah for his third season as Assistant Coach determined to help Head Coach Rick Van Pelt lead the Falcons to victory at the Division III level.
Cabrera is a 2006 graduate of Messiah College. Upon graduation, he was given the opportunity to return to his homeland and play basketball in Paraguay's top league. A few years later, in 2008, Coach Cabrera played for Mexico's Professional Basketball League; however, an injury forced him to return back to South America shortly after and continue to work with the Bolivian National Team in charge of recruiting.
Cabrera later was offered the Head Boy's Varsity Basketball Coach position at Hershey Christian in Hershey, Pa. While coaching at Hershey Christian, Cabrera accumulated a 5-13 record and had one player named 1st Team All CCAC as well as District Scoring Champion. He also contributed his basketball knowledge to Advanced Hoops, where he was in charge of AAU teams, college recruitment for players, and tournament/travel plans.
Returning for his third year at Messiah, Cabrera is determined to get them back to the NCAA Tournament. "Messiah has provided me with invaluable experience heading up the recruiting and traveling all over the eastern seaboard. I hope this will pay off in the future to help them eventually get back to the NCAA tournament. I've had a pleasure working for my college coach, and learning so much about this game and this business."
Since Coach Cabrera has been at Messiah he has assisted Coach Van Pelt to an overall record of 37-39.