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Again, we heard all this before with Majerle and GCU. I’m just happy we have two new wac teams that are in the west and will be interesting watching them compete for 2nd place.
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(06-05-2020 03:33 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:06 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 08:45 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  To say Jans is head and shoulders above these guys is lunacy.

I don't think anyone thinks Jans is head-and-shoulders above the other coaches. Jans is the best coach in the WAC right now because he has has been WAC Coach of the Year all three seasons as head coach. Before Jans, the only NMSU coach to win the honor was Marvin Menzies in 2015. Jans has taken the Aggies to another level.

There are a number of good coaches in the WAC. Bryce Drew comes from a coaching family. His father is the College Hall of Fame for his coaching career. His brother was Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2020. He was great at Valpo, but it didn't go well at Vandy. That does not make him a bad coach. Gillispie is a fellow Bobcat and I wish him the best at Tarleton. He wins everywhere and I think he was an excellent hire. But he has had issues. He is a workaholic and an alcoholic, which is not a good combination. Hopefully, he has learned from his past mistakes.

Croy, Judkins and Hayford are proven coaches. They are not name coaches but they have had a lot of coaching success. They are building their programs and are at different stages than Jans is at. Jans is probably a sweet sixteen trip away from being hired at another school and then the conference power structure could change.

He took Vandy to the dance his first year, in SEC. In. The. SEC.
Back to the point of my 1. BCG and 2. Drew having SEC and BIG 12 ecperience. Two of the toughest conferences in all the land. I imagine they both are very confident about their chances in the WAC. It will all come down to recruiting. Jans will have the clear adavantage in that dept. 2020-21, but we'll see in a couple of years. Both BCG and Drew will surprise this year though. A couple of big upsets for BCG, Drew might push for the title.

If we are picking best résumé, then BCG is No. 1. But he has not had any recent success at D1 and he has to put together a D1 basketball roster and team. So, for the sake of this list, Jans, based on being the COY in the WAC three consecutive seasons, is No. 1. Coaching is coaching. Coaching in the SEC or Big 12 does not give a coach some kind of esoteric knowledge that the other coaches just don't possess.

There are six coaches in the WAC that have been Coach of the Year in their conference at least three times. That is six proven coaches that in the right situation can be successful. Chris Beard was Lone Star Coach of the Year in 2015 and four years later, the AP National Coach of the Year. BCG is not going to outcoach Rick Croy or Jon Judkins with his résumé. He is going to recruit and develop talent that will fit what he wants to do on the court and that will give him a chance to beat Croy and Judkins.
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(06-06-2020 02:40 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:33 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:06 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 08:45 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  To say Jans is head and shoulders above these guys is lunacy.

I don't think anyone thinks Jans is head-and-shoulders above the other coaches. Jans is the best coach in the WAC right now because he has has been WAC Coach of the Year all three seasons as head coach. Before Jans, the only NMSU coach to win the honor was Marvin Menzies in 2015. Jans has taken the Aggies to another level.

There are a number of good coaches in the WAC. Bryce Drew comes from a coaching family. His father is the College Hall of Fame for his coaching career. His brother was Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2020. He was great at Valpo, but it didn't go well at Vandy. That does not make him a bad coach. Gillispie is a fellow Bobcat and I wish him the best at Tarleton. He wins everywhere and I think he was an excellent hire. But he has had issues. He is a workaholic and an alcoholic, which is not a good combination. Hopefully, he has learned from his past mistakes.

Croy, Judkins and Hayford are proven coaches. They are not name coaches but they have had a lot of coaching success. They are building their programs and are at different stages than Jans is at. Jans is probably a sweet sixteen trip away from being hired at another school and then the conference power structure could change.

He took Vandy to the dance his first year, in SEC. In. The. SEC.
Back to the point of my 1. BCG and 2. Drew having SEC and BIG 12 ecperience. Two of the toughest conferences in all the land. I imagine they both are very confident about their chances in the WAC. It will all come down to recruiting. Jans will have the clear adavantage in that dept. 2020-21, but we'll see in a couple of years. Both BCG and Drew will surprise this year though. A couple of big upsets for BCG, Drew might push for the title.

If we are picking best résumé, then BCG is No. 1. But he has not had any recent success at D1 and he has to put together a D1 basketball roster and team. So, for the sake of this list, Jans, based on being the COY in the WAC three consecutive seasons, is No. 1. Coaching is coaching. Coaching in the SEC or Big 12 does not give a coach some kind of esoteric knowledge that the other coaches just don't possess.

There are six coaches in the WAC that have been Coach of the Year in their conference at least three times. That is six proven coaches that in the right situation can be successful. Chris Beard was Lone Star Coach of the Year in 2015 and four years later, the AP National Coach of the Year. BCG is not going to outcoach Rick Croy or Jon Judkins with his résumé. He is going to recruit and develop talent that will fit what he wants to do on the court and that will give him a chance to beat Croy and Judkins.

Yeah to each his own and you're entitled to your opinion, but I prefer a little diversity in my portfolio..

Correction:
Big 12 Coach of the Year (2005, 2007)
SEC Coach of the Year (2008)
WAC Coach of the Year (2004)
Finalist for the NABC National Coach of the Year (2004)
National JUCO Coach of the Year (2019)
3-time NTJCAC Coach of the Year
5-time TABC Coach of the Year

TARLETON: WAC COACH OF THE YEAR 202__?

BCG brings a unique pedigree that is unmatched in most of the NCAA, not to mention the WAC. And think about this: Back when he won all these awards, he was a drunk, workaholic burning the candle at both ends. Now he's sober, still a workaholic, with a second lease at life, and has everything to prove. Can't wait to see what our squad looks like after BCG's had a full year of building and recruiting. This is gonna be fun to watch! This is exactly why I'm glad Tarleton is in the WAC and not the SLC.
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RE: Rank the WAC men's Basketball Head Coaches...
(06-06-2020 03:44 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-06-2020 02:40 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:33 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:06 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(06-04-2020 08:45 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  To say Jans is head and shoulders above these guys is lunacy.

I don't think anyone thinks Jans is head-and-shoulders above the other coaches. Jans is the best coach in the WAC right now because he has has been WAC Coach of the Year all three seasons as head coach. Before Jans, the only NMSU coach to win the honor was Marvin Menzies in 2015. Jans has taken the Aggies to another level.

There are a number of good coaches in the WAC. Bryce Drew comes from a coaching family. His father is the College Hall of Fame for his coaching career. His brother was Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2020. He was great at Valpo, but it didn't go well at Vandy. That does not make him a bad coach. Gillispie is a fellow Bobcat and I wish him the best at Tarleton. He wins everywhere and I think he was an excellent hire. But he has had issues. He is a workaholic and an alcoholic, which is not a good combination. Hopefully, he has learned from his past mistakes.

Croy, Judkins and Hayford are proven coaches. They are not name coaches but they have had a lot of coaching success. They are building their programs and are at different stages than Jans is at. Jans is probably a sweet sixteen trip away from being hired at another school and then the conference power structure could change.

He took Vandy to the dance his first year, in SEC. In. The. SEC.
Back to the point of my 1. BCG and 2. Drew having SEC and BIG 12 ecperience. Two of the toughest conferences in all the land. I imagine they both are very confident about their chances in the WAC. It will all come down to recruiting. Jans will have the clear adavantage in that dept. 2020-21, but we'll see in a couple of years. Both BCG and Drew will surprise this year though. A couple of big upsets for BCG, Drew might push for the title.

If we are picking best résumé, then BCG is No. 1. But he has not had any recent success at D1 and he has to put together a D1 basketball roster and team. So, for the sake of this list, Jans, based on being the COY in the WAC three consecutive seasons, is No. 1. Coaching is coaching. Coaching in the SEC or Big 12 does not give a coach some kind of esoteric knowledge that the other coaches just don't possess.

There are six coaches in the WAC that have been Coach of the Year in their conference at least three times. That is six proven coaches that in the right situation can be successful. Chris Beard was Lone Star Coach of the Year in 2015 and four years later, the AP National Coach of the Year. BCG is not going to outcoach Rick Croy or Jon Judkins with his résumé. He is going to recruit and develop talent that will fit what he wants to do on the court and that will give him a chance to beat Croy and Judkins.

Yeah to each his own and you're entitled to your opinion, but I prefer a little diversity in my portfolio..

COPPERAS COVE (HS): TABC TEXAS COACH OF THE YEAR
UTEP: WAC COY, TABC TEXAS COY, NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST
A&M: *3X BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR (*1 consensus, 2 unanimous), 2X TABC TEXAS COY
KENTUCKY: SEC COACH OF THE YEAR
RANGER: JUCO NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
TARLETON: WAC COACH OF THE YEAR 202__?

BCG brings a unique pedigree that is unmatched in most of the NCAA, not to mention the WAC. And think about this: Back when he won all these awards, he was a drunk, workaholic burning the candle at both ends. Now he's sober, still a workaholic, with a second lease at life, and has everything to prove. Can't wait to see what our squad looks like after BCG's had a full year of building and recruiting. This is gonna be fun to watch! This is exactly why I'm glad Tarleton is in the WAC and not the SLC.

How would any of that change if you were in the Southland?
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(06-06-2020 04:26 PM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  
(06-06-2020 03:44 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-06-2020 02:40 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:33 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:06 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  I don't think anyone thinks Jans is head-and-shoulders above the other coaches. Jans is the best coach in the WAC right now because he has has been WAC Coach of the Year all three seasons as head coach. Before Jans, the only NMSU coach to win the honor was Marvin Menzies in 2015. Jans has taken the Aggies to another level.

There are a number of good coaches in the WAC. Bryce Drew comes from a coaching family. His father is the College Hall of Fame for his coaching career. His brother was Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2020. He was great at Valpo, but it didn't go well at Vandy. That does not make him a bad coach. Gillispie is a fellow Bobcat and I wish him the best at Tarleton. He wins everywhere and I think he was an excellent hire. But he has had issues. He is a workaholic and an alcoholic, which is not a good combination. Hopefully, he has learned from his past mistakes.

Croy, Judkins and Hayford are proven coaches. They are not name coaches but they have had a lot of coaching success. They are building their programs and are at different stages than Jans is at. Jans is probably a sweet sixteen trip away from being hired at another school and then the conference power structure could change.

He took Vandy to the dance his first year, in SEC. In. The. SEC.
Back to the point of my 1. BCG and 2. Drew having SEC and BIG 12 ecperience. Two of the toughest conferences in all the land. I imagine they both are very confident about their chances in the WAC. It will all come down to recruiting. Jans will have the clear adavantage in that dept. 2020-21, but we'll see in a couple of years. Both BCG and Drew will surprise this year though. A couple of big upsets for BCG, Drew might push for the title.

If we are picking best résumé, then BCG is No. 1. But he has not had any recent success at D1 and he has to put together a D1 basketball roster and team. So, for the sake of this list, Jans, based on being the COY in the WAC three consecutive seasons, is No. 1. Coaching is coaching. Coaching in the SEC or Big 12 does not give a coach some kind of esoteric knowledge that the other coaches just don't possess.

There are six coaches in the WAC that have been Coach of the Year in their conference at least three times. That is six proven coaches that in the right situation can be successful. Chris Beard was Lone Star Coach of the Year in 2015 and four years later, the AP National Coach of the Year. BCG is not going to outcoach Rick Croy or Jon Judkins with his résumé. He is going to recruit and develop talent that will fit what he wants to do on the court and that will give him a chance to beat Croy and Judkins.

Yeah to each his own and you're entitled to your opinion, but I prefer a little diversity in my portfolio..

COPPERAS COVE (HS): TABC TEXAS COACH OF THE YEAR
UTEP: WAC COY, TABC TEXAS COY, NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST
A&M: *3X BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR (*1 consensus, 2 unanimous), 2X TABC TEXAS COY
KENTUCKY: SEC COACH OF THE YEAR
RANGER: JUCO NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
TARLETON: WAC COACH OF THE YEAR 202__?

BCG brings a unique pedigree that is unmatched in most of the NCAA, not to mention the WAC. And think about this: Back when he won all these awards, he was a drunk, workaholic burning the candle at both ends. Now he's sober, still a workaholic, with a second lease at life, and has everything to prove. Can't wait to see what our squad looks like after BCG's had a full year of building and recruiting. This is gonna be fun to watch! This is exactly why I'm glad Tarleton is in the WAC and not the SLC.

How would any of that change if you were in the Southland?

Less Cajuns, and New Orleans voodoo could do some funky stuff.
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(06-06-2020 04:26 PM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  
(06-06-2020 03:44 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-06-2020 02:40 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:33 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-05-2020 03:06 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  I don't think anyone thinks Jans is head-and-shoulders above the other coaches. Jans is the best coach in the WAC right now because he has has been WAC Coach of the Year all three seasons as head coach. Before Jans, the only NMSU coach to win the honor was Marvin Menzies in 2015. Jans has taken the Aggies to another level.

There are a number of good coaches in the WAC. Bryce Drew comes from a coaching family. His father is the College Hall of Fame for his coaching career. His brother was Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2020. He was great at Valpo, but it didn't go well at Vandy. That does not make him a bad coach. Gillispie is a fellow Bobcat and I wish him the best at Tarleton. He wins everywhere and I think he was an excellent hire. But he has had issues. He is a workaholic and an alcoholic, which is not a good combination. Hopefully, he has learned from his past mistakes.

Croy, Judkins and Hayford are proven coaches. They are not name coaches but they have had a lot of coaching success. They are building their programs and are at different stages than Jans is at. Jans is probably a sweet sixteen trip away from being hired at another school and then the conference power structure could change.

He took Vandy to the dance his first year, in SEC. In. The. SEC.
Back to the point of my 1. BCG and 2. Drew having SEC and BIG 12 ecperience. Two of the toughest conferences in all the land. I imagine they both are very confident about their chances in the WAC. It will all come down to recruiting. Jans will have the clear adavantage in that dept. 2020-21, but we'll see in a couple of years. Both BCG and Drew will surprise this year though. A couple of big upsets for BCG, Drew might push for the title.

If we are picking best résumé, then BCG is No. 1. But he has not had any recent success at D1 and he has to put together a D1 basketball roster and team. So, for the sake of this list, Jans, based on being the COY in the WAC three consecutive seasons, is No. 1. Coaching is coaching. Coaching in the SEC or Big 12 does not give a coach some kind of esoteric knowledge that the other coaches just don't possess.

There are six coaches in the WAC that have been Coach of the Year in their conference at least three times. That is six proven coaches that in the right situation can be successful. Chris Beard was Lone Star Coach of the Year in 2015 and four years later, the AP National Coach of the Year. BCG is not going to outcoach Rick Croy or Jon Judkins with his résumé. He is going to recruit and develop talent that will fit what he wants to do on the court and that will give him a chance to beat Croy and Judkins.

Yeah to each his own and you're entitled to your opinion, but I prefer a little diversity in my portfolio..

Correction:
Big 12 Coach of the Year (2005, 2007)
SEC Coach of the Year (2008)
WAC Coach of the Year (2004)
Finalist for the NABC National Coach of the Year (2004)
National JUCO Coach of the Year (2019)
3-time NTJCAC Coach of the Year
5-time TABC Coach of the Year

TARLETON: WAC COACH OF THE YEAR 202__?

BCG brings a unique pedigree that is unmatched in most of the NCAA, not to mention the WAC. And think about this: Back when he won all these awards, he was a drunk, workaholic burning the candle at both ends. Now he's sober, still a workaholic, with a second lease at life, and has everything to prove. Can't wait to see what our squad looks like after BCG's had a full year of building and recruiting. This is gonna be fun to watch! This is exactly why I'm glad Tarleton is in the WAC and not the SLC.

How would any of that change if you were in the Southland?

Better coaches in the WAC. After the transition, the WAC tourney will be a sight to behold.
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? Your ITexan avatar! Hilarious. Wallowing on a coach of the year award 13 years ago. Awesome
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1. Chris Jans
Career Winning Percentage: 262-74 (0.780) in 10 years

Regular Season Conference Championships
1997 NJCAA Division II Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Champions @ Kirkwood JC
1998 NJCAA Division II Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Champions @ Kirkwood JC
2004 NJCAA Division I Panhandle Conference Champions @ Chipola JC – 11-1
2018 WAC Champions @ New Mexico State – 12-2
2019 WAC Champions @ New Mexico State – 15-1
2020 WAC Champions @ New Mexico State – 16-0

Post Season
1997 NJCAA Division II Tournament @ Kirkwood JC – 25-10
1998 NJCAA Division II Tournament (National Champion) @Kirkwood JC – 31-6
2004 NJCAA Division I Tournament @ Chipola JC – 32-5
2015 CIT (2nd Round) @ Bowling Green – 21-12
2018 NCAA Division I Tournament @ New Mexico State – 28-6
2019 NCAA Division I Tournament @ New Mexico State – 30-5

Awards
1997 NJCAA Region XI Coach of the Year
1998 NJCAA Division II National Coach of the Year
2015 Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year (for 1st year coach)
2018 Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year
2019 Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year
2019 NABC District 6 Coach of the Year
2020 Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year
2020 NABC District 6 Coach of the Year

College Assistant Coach Experience
Elmhurst (DIII) 1991-94
Grand View (NAIA) 1994-96
Idaho (David Farrar) 1999-2001
Illinois State (Dan Muller) 2004-07
Wichita State (Gregg Marshall) 2007-14
Wichita State (Gregg Marshall) 2015-17


2. Billy Gillispie
Career Winning Percentage: 251-170 (0.596) in 13 years (31 wins vacated because of ineligible players on 2015-16 Ranger JC team. Otherwise 282-139 (0.670))

Regular Season Conference Championships
2004 WAC Co-Champions @ UTEP – 13-5
2019 NJCAA Division I Region 5 Champions @ Ranger JC – 13-1
2020 NJCAA Division I Region 5 Champions @ Ranger JC – 13-1

Post Season
2004 NCAA Division I Tournament @ UTEP – 24-8
2005 NIT Quarterfinals @ Texas A&M – 21-10
2006 NCAA Division I Tournament (2nd Round) @ Texas A&M – 22-9
2007 NCAA Division I Tournament (Sweet Sixteen) @ Texas A&M – 27-7
2008 NCAA Division I Tournament @ Kentucky – 18-13
2009 NIT Quarterfinals @ Kentucky – 22-14
2016 NJCAA Division I Tournament (Final Four) @ Ranger JC - 31-7 (All wins vacated due to use of ineligible players)
2019 NJCAA Division I Tournament (National Runner-Up) @ Ranger JC – 31-4

Awards
2004 Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year
2004 TABC Coach of the Year
2005 Big XII Coach of the Year
2006 TABC Coach of the Year
2007 Big XII Coach of the Year
2008 SEC Co-Coach of the Year (with Bruce Pearl)
2016 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2019 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2019 NJCAA Division I National Coach of the Year
2020 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year

College Assistant Coach Experience
Southwest Texas State (Bob Derryberry, Celester Collier) 1982-85
South Plains JC (NJCAA) 1993-94
Baylor (Harry Miller) 1994-97
Tulsa (Bill Self) 1997-2000
Illinois (Bill Self) 2000-02


3. Bryce Drew
Career Winning Percentage: 164-108 (0.603) in 8 years

Regular Season Conference Championships
2012 Horizon League Champions @ Valparaiso – 14-4
2013 Horizon League Champions @ Valparaiso – 13-3
2015 Horizon League Champions @ Valparaiso – 13-3
2016 Horizon League Champions @ Valparaiso – 16-2

Post Season
2012 NIT (1st Round) @ Valparaiso – 22-12
2013 NCAA Division I Tournament @ Valparaiso – 26-8
2014 CIT (1st Round) @ Valparaiso – 18-16
2015 NCAA Division I Tournament @ Valparaiso – 28-6
2016 NIT (Runner Up) @ Valparaiso – 30-7
2017 NCAA Division I Tournament @ Vanderbilt – 19-16

Awards
2012 Horizon League Coach of the Year
2015 Horizon League Coach of the Year
2016 Horizon League Coach of the Year

College Assistant Coach Experience
Valparaiso (Homer Drew) 2005-11


4. Rick Croy
Career Winning Percentage: 299-89 (0.771) in 12 years

Regular Season Conference Championships
2008 CCCAA Western State Conference (South) Champions @ Citrus College – 12-0
2009 CCCAA Western State Conference (South) Champions @ Citrus College – 11-1
2010 CCCAA Western State Conference (South) Champions @ Citrus College – 12-0
2014 NCAA Division II PacWest Conference Champions @ California Baptist – 18-2

Post Season
2007 CCCAA State Playoffs (2nd Round) @ Citrus College – 21-13
2008 CCCAA State Playoffs (Champion) @ Citrus College – 35-1
2009 CCCAA State Playoffs (Regional Finals) @ Citrus College – 28-5
2010 CCCAA State Playoffs (Final Four) @ Citrus College – 29-3
2014 NCAA Division II Tournament @ California Baptist – 24-4
2015 NCAA Division II Tournament (Sweet Sixteen) @ California Baptist – 26-7
2016 NCAA Division II Tournament (2nd Round) @ California Baptist – 28-7
2017 NCAA Division II Tournament (2nd Round) @ California Baptist – 26-5
2018 NCAA Division II Tournament (Elite Eight) @ California Baptist – 28-6
2019 CBI @ California Baptist – 16-15

Awards
2008 Western State Conference Coach of the Year
2009 Western State Conference Coach of the Year
2010 Western State Conference Coach of the Year
2014 PacWest Conference Coach of the Year

College Assistant Coach Experience
UC Riverside (DII) 1999-2001
Concordia (DII) 2001-02
UC Riverside (John Masi) 2002-05
St. Mary’s (Randy Bennett) 2010-13


5. Lew Hill
Career Winning Percentage: 59-73 (0.447) in 4 years

Regular Season Conference Championships
NONE

Post Season
2018 CBI @ UT Rio Grande Valley – 15-18
2019 CIT (2nd Round) UT Rio Grande Valley – 20-17

Awards
NONE

College Assistant Coach Experience
South Alabama (Ronnie Arrow) 1990-92
SE Missouri State (Ron Shumate) 1992-94
East Carolina (Joe Dooley) 1994-98
Texas A&M (Melvin Watkins) 1998-2004
UNLV (Lon Kruger) 2004-11
Oklahoma (Lon Kruger) 2011-16


6. Jon Judkins
Career Winning Percentage: 551-252 (0.686) in 27 years

Regular Season Conference Championships
1999 Scenic West Athletic Conference Champions @ Snow College
2000 Scenic West Athletic Conference Champions @ Snow College
2010 PacWest Conference Co-Champions @ Dixie State – 14-2
2011 PacWest Conference Co-Champions @ Dixie State – 13-3
2012 PacWest Conference Co-Champions @ Dixie State – 15-3
2013 PacWest Conference Champions @ Dixie State – 15-3
2015 PacWest Conference Co-Champions @ Dixie State – 17-3
2018 PacWest Conference Champions @ Dixie State – 18-2
2020 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champions @ Dixie State – 17-5

Post Season
2010 NCAA Division II Tournament @ Dixie State – 20-6
2011 NCAA Division II Tournament (Regional Finals) @ Dixie State – 22-7
2012 NCAA Division II Tournament (Regional Finals) @ Dixie State – 20-7
2013 NCAA Division II Tournament @ Dixie State – 22-7
2014 NCAA Division II Tournament @ Dixie State – 21-7
2015 NCAA Division II Tournament @ Dixie State – 20-8
2017 NCAA Division II Tournament @ Dixie State – 19-9
2018 NCAA Division II Tournament @ Dixie State – 23-7
2020 NCAA Division II Tournament @ Dixie State – 23-7

Awards
1999 Scenic West Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2000 Scenic West Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2009 PacWest Conference Coach of the Year
2010 PacWest Conference Coach of the Year
2011 PacWest Conference Coach of the Year
2012 PacWest Conference Coach of the Year
2013 PacWest Conference Coach of the Year
2018 PacWest Conference Coach of the Year

College Assistant Coach Experience
Snow College (NJCAA) 1988-93


7. Jim Hayford
Career Winning Percentage: 412-219 (0.653) in 20 years

Regular Season Conference Championships
2003 Northwest Conference Champions @ Whitworth – 13-3
2007 Northwest Conference Champions @ Whitworth – 13-3
2008 Northwest Conference Champions @ Whitworth – 12-4
2010 Northwest Conference Champions @ Whitworth – 16-0
2011 Northwest Conference Champions @ Whitworth – 15-1
2015 Big Sky Conference Champions @ Eastern Washington – 14-4

Post Season
2003 NCAA Division III Tournament @ Whitworth – 23-4
2007 NCAA Division III Tournament (2nd Round) @ Whitworth – 24-4
2008 NCAA Division III Tournament (Sweet Sixteen) @ Whitworth – 21-7
2009 NCAA Division III Tournament @ Whitworth – 23-6
2010 NCAA Division III Tournament (Sweet Sixteen) @ Whitworth – 26-3
2011 NCAA Division III Tournament (Elite Eight) @ Whitworth – 28-2
2015 NCAA Division I Tournament @ Eastern Washington – 26-9
2016 CBI (Quarterfinal) @ Eastern Washington – 18-16
2017 CBI @ Eastern Washington – 22-12
2018 CBI @ Seattle University – 20-14
2019 CIT @ Seattle University – 18-15

Awards
2007 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
2008 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
2010 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
2010 NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year
2011 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
2011 NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year
2015 Big Sky Coach of the Year

College Assistant Coach Experience
Azusa Pacific (NAIA) 1990-99


8. Mark Madsen
Career Winning Percentage: 11-19 (0.367) in 1 year

Regular Season Conference Championships
NONE

Post Season
NONE

Awards
NONE

College Assistant Coach Experience
Stanford (Johnny Dawkins) 2012-13
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) 2013-19


9. Lance C. Irvin
Career Winning Percentage: 7-54 (0.115) in 2 years

Regular Season Conference Championships
NONE

Post Season
NONE

Awards
NONE

College Assistant Coach Experience
Idaho (Larry Eustachy) 1991-92
DePaul (Joey Meyer) 1992-1997
Loyola of Chicago (Larry Farmer) 1998-2001
Iowa State (Larry Eustachy) 2001-02
Illinois State (Tom Richardson) 2002-03
Texas A&M (Melvin Watkins) 2003-04
Missouri (Quin Snyder) 2005-06
SMU (Matt Doherty) 2006-08
Southern Illinois (Chris Lowery) 2008-12
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Imagine all this time that could have been spent doing something productive... smh
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(06-07-2020 08:38 AM)wisdomgymrat Wrote:  Imagine all this time that could have been spent doing something productive... smh



I found this to be productive, if only because I learned about the other coaches in the WAC. Plus today is Sunday and I want to be as unproductive as possible before Monday and work.
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Thanks for the rundown, Pistol. I didn't realize the degree to which the experience and accolades of WAC coaches had stepped up in recent years. Outside of Madsen and Irvin (and maybe Hill, too), most have proven they know how to construct and lead successful programs. No pissing contest needed to see that the overall quality of play across the conference should continue to go up in the coming years.
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(06-07-2020 04:16 PM)gleadley Wrote:  Thanks for the rundown, Pistol. I didn't realize the degree to which the experience and accolades of WAC coaches had stepped up in recent years. Outside of Madsen and Irvin (and maybe Hill, too), most have proven they know how to construct and lead successful programs. No pissing contest needed to see that the overall quality of play across the conference should continue to go up in the coming years.

I feel this coming year is probably the most gifted group of WAC basketball coaches since the WAC became a non-football playing conference. I have knocked Majerle as a college coach for the last few year. But I feel Bryce Drew is a significant upgrade for the Lopes. At the mid-major level, he has proven to be a productive coach. He is arguably the best "pure" recruiter among his WAC peers (al a Marvin Menzies), with the caveat that both Jans and Gillispie recruit players more (that fit) to a specific style of play rather than recruit just outright talent. Menzies used to recruit the best players he could sign and then mold his style around their strengths. Case in point, 7'5 Sim Bhullar won NMSU a lot of games under Menzies and Bhullar was highly touted coming out of high school. However, Sim is the type of player that Jans would have never recruited to NMSU; based on Jans' style of defense. Nevertheless, I think Lope fans and the Havoc will be very happy with Drew. The Lopes will become a more rugged, more edgy team with a much more discipline style. i.e. watch old Valpo video... with purple glasses. It might take a couple seasons but this is what the rest of WAC is in for down the road.





Until then Jans "is" THE MAN...









In a couple years, here comes Drew... Croy is lurking... and then down the road Gillispie crashes the party.
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(06-08-2020 05:37 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(06-07-2020 04:16 PM)gleadley Wrote:  Thanks for the rundown, Pistol. I didn't realize the degree to which the experience and accolades of WAC coaches had stepped up in recent years. Outside of Madsen and Irvin (and maybe Hill, too), most have proven they know how to construct and lead successful programs. No pissing contest needed to see that the overall quality of play across the conference should continue to go up in the coming years.

I feel this coming year is probably the most gifted group of WAC basketball coaches since the WAC became a non-football playing conference. I have knocked Majerle as a college coach for the last few year. But I feel Bryce Drew is a significant upgrade for the Lopes. At the mid-major level, he has proven to be a productive coach. He is arguably the best "pure" recruiter among his WAC peers (al a Marvin Menzies), with the caveat that both Jans and Gillispie recruit players more (that fit) to a specific style of play rather than recruit just outright talent. Menzies used to recruit the best players he could sign and then mold his style around their strengths. Case in point, 7'5 Sim Bhullar won NMSU a lot of games under Menzies and Bhullar was highly touted coming out of high school. However, Sim is the type of player that Jans would have never recruited to NMSU; based on Jans' style of defense. Nevertheless, I think Lope fans and the Havoc will be very happy with Drew. The Lopes will become a more rugged, more edgy team with a much more discipline style. i.e. watch old Valpo video... with purple glasses. It might take a couple seasons but this is what the rest of WAC is in for down the road.





Until then Jans "is" THE MAN...









In a couple years, here comes Drew... Croy is lurking... and then down the road Gillispie crashes the party.

Gotta say, 12 is a baller on that 2018 team.
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(06-08-2020 06:56 PM)Itinerant Texan Wrote:  
(06-08-2020 05:37 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(06-07-2020 04:16 PM)gleadley Wrote:  
Until then Jans "is" THE MAN...









In a couple years, here comes Drew... Croy is lurking... and then down the road Gillispie crashes the party.

Gotta say, 12 is a baller on that 2018 team.

That would be AJ Harris (a former Ohio State transfer). And, those two videos were his sophomore (2018) and junior (2019) years at NMSU. He broken his finger prior to the start of his senior year (2019-20). Then as he returned to the team in late December (helping NMSU beat Mississippi State), he breaks his foot in the first WAC game. He only played three games last season. So, he (and NMSU) are currently petitioning the NCAA for a waiver for a sixth year of eligibility. If he gets it, you now understand why NMSU fans would be even more excited about the upcoming season. NMSU would have two starting point guards with Gilyard (who started in Harris' absence) and the return of Harris.
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