Coaching Staff - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Coaching Staff

Men's Basketball

Geoff Lerner - Assistant Athletic Director & Head Basketball Coach 


Coach Lerner is entering his second season as Head Coach of the BFIT Men’s Basketball Team.

He is a 2009 graduate of Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY) in Sports Studies, and received a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) in 2012.

Lerner began his coaching career at his alma mater, Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY), where he was an Assistant Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach from 2010-2012. From 2013-2015 He was the Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach at Prospect Hill Academy (Cambridge, MA) where he also works as a Physical Education teacher. From 2015-2017 Lerner was the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. During his time at Wentworth he assisted in all areas of the program, including recruiting, scouting, and film breakdown. He coached 4 All Commonwealth Coast Conference performers (2 First-Team selections), as well as the CCC Defensive Player of the Year. Known for their excellent defense, Wentworth ranked 29th in NCAA Division 3 Scoring Defense during the 2016-2017 season. 

Lerner was a 3-year varsity player at Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY) where he was all league, all conference and won a Long Island Class AA Championship reaching the New York State Final Four (2002-03). He went on to play collegiately at Ithaca College (Ithaca, New York).

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Dennis Orellana - Assistant Basketball Coach

Coach Dennis Orellana