Elkhart Express

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Elkhart Express
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Founded2006
LeagueIBL 2006-2008
Team historyElkhart Express
2006-2008
Based inElkhart, Indiana
ArenaNorth Side Gymnasium
2006-2008
TBA 2010
ColorsBlack, Royal Blue & Trophy Gold
OwnerPro Basketball Elkhart, LLC
PresidentDaimon Beathea
Head coachDaimon Beathea
Championships2 (2006, 2007)
Division titles3 (2006, 2007, 2008)
DancersLocoMotion
MascotErnie Express

The Elkhart Express were an International Basketball League team based in Elkhart, Indiana. The team won the 2006 and 2007 IBL championships. The Express officially released that they were folding on January 5, 2009.[1] On January 18, 2010, head coach and founder Daimon Beathea announced that the team would return for the 2010 season, but gym agreements had not been finalized.[2]

2006 season[edit]

The Express played home games at North Side Gym in Elkhart, which was the home for the IBL Championship and All-Star game. The Express dominated the league for most of the season, and crowds of over 2,000 were routine. At home, the Express won the championship 119-108 over the Columbus Cyclones.

Roster[edit]

2008 Elkhart Express roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 43 Allen, Byron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Northwestern State
G 23 Brownlee, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) College of Charleston
G 15 Buie, Coleco 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Southwest Missouri State
C 32 Charles, Chris 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) Villanova
G 1 Glass, Lincoln Auburn–Montgomery
F 33 Lewis, Marques 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Alabama–Birmingham
F/C 45 Lovette, Jarrod 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 1977 Marquette
G 11 McGruder, Prentice 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) California
G 5 Moodie, Cedric 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ball State
G 3 Pledger, Tim 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Delta State
G 2 Timus, Ron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Morgan State
C 55 Tyler, James 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) Patterson Academy (OH)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Season-by-season[edit]

Regular Season
Year Wins Losses Percentage Division
2006 23 2 .920 1st - East Division
2007 23 4 .846 1st - East Division

2006 and 2007 IBL Champions

All-stars[edit]

2006[edit]

  • Eric Brand
  • Cedric Moodie

2007[edit]

  • Coleco Buie
  • Cedric Moodie
  • Tim Pledger

References[edit]

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