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Fifth Season
Sam Houston State University (2006, M.A. 2008)
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After spending a season as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Sam Houston State University, Scott R. Gernander returned to San Jacinto College in 2008 to the school where his collegiate playing days began to serve as an assistant coach under his legendary father, Scott Gernander. After serving the 2012-2013 season as Interim Head Coach, the younger Gernander was promoted to the top spot in the Summer of 2013.

During Gernander’s fourth season, San Jac men’s basketball team finished the 2015-2016 season with a 22-10 overall record, 12-7 in Region XIV play, advancing to the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament in Lufkin, Texas. Corey Davis earned a spot on the all-region second team and Region XIV South Zone second team, while Jorden Duffy, Ilker Er, and Candido Sa were each named Region XIV South Zone Honorable Mention.

The “third time’s a charm” proved to be true for Gernander, as he guided his 2014- 2015 team back to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament in just his third season as head coach. The return trip was the first for San Jacinto College since 2006, and the 20th overall appearance in the national tournament. San Jac opened the 2014-2105 season winning six straight before hitting a snag in a trip to Florida. It then won 11 out of the next 12 games before falling to Tyler in the Region XIV tournament. However, the NJCAA selection committee recognized the team’s success, and awarded them one of four at-large bids to the national tournament. Four players averaged double- digit points for the year, and five grabbed postseason honors. Willie Mangum was an all-region first- teamer, and Donte Thomas a second-teamer. All-South Zone honorable mention selections included Jevonlean Jedgeman, Naiel Smith, and Michael Hunter. Gernander was the Region XIV Coach of the Year with a 28-6 overall record.

In his second season at the helm of the San Jac program, Gernander’s team went 23-8 overall record, and was the number three seed in the regional tournament. Anthony Livingston, Carrington Ward, and Richard Benedyth all earned postseason honors. Livingston was named to the Region XIV South Zone all-conference team and was an all-region selection, while Ward and Benedyth were named to the all-conference South Zone second team, with Ward taking home all-region honorable mention honors. The 2013-2014 squad averaged 87.3 points and 44.6 rebounds per game, finishing with a 14-5 conference mark.

In 2012-2013, Gernander guided San Jacinto College to a 24-6 record and the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament. Under his tutelege, Mohammad Lee was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) all-American and all-Region player, while Danny Lawhorn and Zach Lofton were also named to the all-Region squad. The 2012-2013 San Jac team averaged nearly 91 points per game, and won the Region XIV South Zone, finishing with a 14-5 conference record.

As a graduate assistant at Sam Houston State from 2005-2008, Gernander coached on teams that recorded a combined 66-27 record, and had three 20-win seasons in the Southland Conference.

The 31-year-old Gernander played as a guard at Sam Houston State University from 2003 to 2005, where the Bearkats were 31-27 during his time on the court. Prior to playing at Sam Houston, Gernander was a member of the San Jacinto College men’s basketball team, where he played on teams that went a combined 57-12, won two conference titles, and were national junior college runners-up. He averaged 8.1 points per game while at San Jacinto College.

Before playing at San Jac for his father, Gernander was a first team all-district and second team all-region guard for Coach Boyce Paxton at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena. He averaged 17.8 points as a senior.

Gernander received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Sam Houston State in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Kinesiology in 2008. He married Amanda Crabtree in June of 2008.

The Gernander Coaching File

Season Record
2015-2016 22-10
2014-2015 28-6
2013-2014 23-8
2012-2013 24-6
Overall 75-20

 

 

He may be a bit young at 31, but he does have head coaching experience with good results. San Jac jc is currently #3 in the Jc rankings at 25-1.

Your thougts on this up and comer?

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how about this guy?  the assistants who have left program have been very successful.

Tommy  Lloyd

 

  Position:
Assistant Coach
  Alma Mater:
Whitman College, '98
  Season:
16th
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Tommy Lloyd is in his 16th season as an assistant coach, joining head coach Mark Few's staff prior to the 2001-02 season after serving as an administrative assistant the previous season. His overseas knowledge has grown Gonzaga University's recruiting to one of international status.

Lloyd's knowledge of the European game has been instrumental in placing Gonzaga players overseas to continue their basketball careers, as well as nurturing his contacts in recruiting circles as Gonzaga's recruiting base has extended worldwide.

"Tommy has been one of the main reasons our player base has expanded outside of the United States," Few said. "He has an uncanny knowledge of the international talent and the international game. He is connected overseas with coaches at all levels which has greatly enhanced our recruiting abroad."

The list of international players Lloyd has brought to Gonzaga is extensive: current senior and Polish National Team member Przemek Karnowski; Lithuanian National Team member Domantas Sabonis (the son of Naismith Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis); Canadians Kevin Pangos, Kelly Olynyk, and Robert Sacre; Germans Elias Harris and Mathis Mönninghoff; JP Baptista of Brazil; Ronny Turiaf and fellow Frenchman Mathis Keita; Guy Landry Edi of the Ivory Coast; and Addullahi Kuso of Nigeria.

In his 15 full seasons on staff, Lloyd has helped Gonzaga win 14 West Coast Conference regular season titles (all but the 2011-12 season) and 11 WCC tournament championships. He's mentored 12 All-Americans and 63 all-WCC selections, including 10 conference players of the year, five conference newcomers of the year and five conference defenders of the year.

Gonzaga has reached the NCAA Tournament in each of Lloyd's 15 seasons on staff, including an Elite Eight appearance and Sweet 16 appearances in 2006, 2009 and 2016. He also helped lead Gonzaga to its first-ever No. 1 national ranking during the 2012-13 season in which the Zags went 32-3 overall and 16-0 in WCC play.

Lloyd has also been a staff leader in recruiting, helping bring in current NBA players in Domantas Sabonis, Kelly Olynyk, Austin Daye, Rob Sacre and Ronny Turiaf. He also helped recruit and develop Adam Morrison, Jeremy Pargo and Elias Harris, all NBA players.

A 1993 graduate of Kelso High School (Wash.), Lloyd attended Walla Walla Community College for two seasons and graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1998.

While at WWCC he was an All-Northwest Athletic Association of Community College (NWAACC) All-East Region selection in 1995. He set the WWCC single-game scoring record with 52 points against Treasure Valley CC. He was also the leading scorer in the NWAACC All-Star game with 22 points his sophomore season.

Following graduation from WWCC, he finished his career at Whitman College, playing for Gonzaga alum Skip Molitor. He earned a degree in biology and a secondary teaching credential. He went on to play two seasons overseas, with stops in Brisbane, Australia, in 1997 and Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1999.

Lloyd and his wife Chanelle were married in 1997. They have three children -- Liam (2001), Sophia Marie (2004) and Maria Alexis (2007). Sophia Marie's birth coincided with the ESPN documentary "The Season" that chronicled Gonzaga basketball and one segment centered on Tommy and Chanelle at the hospital leading up to the birth and following the birth.

 

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23 hours ago, southsideguy said:

how about this guy?  the assistants who have left program have been very successful.

Tommy  Lloyd

 

  Position:
Assistant Coach
  Alma Mater:
Whitman College, '98
  Season:
16th
gonz-15-bio-bulldog.png His overseas knowledge has grown Gonzaga University's recruiting to one of international status.

Lloyd's knowledge of the European game has been instrumental in placing Gonzaga players overseas to continue their basketball careers, as well as nurturing his contacts in recruiting circles as Gonzaga's recruiting base has extended worldwide.

"Tommy has been one of the main reasons our player base has expanded outside of the United States," Few said. "He has an uncanny knowledge of the international talent and the international game. He is connected overseas with coaches at all levels which has greatly enhanced our recruiting abroad."

The list of international players Lloyd has brought to Gonzaga is extensive: current senior and Polish National Team member Przemek Karnowski; Lithuanian National Team member Domantas Sabonis (the son of Naismith Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis); Canadians Kevin Pangos, Kelly Olynyk, and Robert Sacre; Germans Elias Harris and Mathis Mönninghoff; JP Baptista of Brazil; Ronny Turiaf and fellow Frenchman Mathis Keita; Guy Landry Edi of the Ivory Coast; and Addullahi Kuso of Nigeria.

 

 

 

Could save recruiting money if he travelled with Tennis Coach. I don't think a recruiting guru without HC experience will cut it this time.

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1 hour ago, MCMLXXX said:

No JC coach unless you want Trilli ball back.

I appreciate where you're coming from and agree that is the conventional wisdom. I would give the cat from San Jac a look, based on what he has accomplished. Agree that is not D-1 ball...but a coach is where you find him.

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1 hour ago, eulessismore said:

So, why did he leave SHSU, with such a record, to coach at a JC?

"After spending a season as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Sam Houston State University, Scott R. Gernander returned to San Jacinto College in 2008 to the school where his collegiate playing days began to serve as an assistant coach under his legendary father, Scott Gernander. After serving the 2012-2013 season as Interim Head Coach, the younger Gernander was promoted to the top spot in the Summer of 2013."

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1 hour ago, GrandGreen said:

Well, unless you want Bill Blakeley back.   There are lots of juco coaches that need to be considered.   

Wow, that would be insane to have Bill Blakeley back.  Man, those were some times we (and he) won't see again.

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How about this candidate? Baker was at Northwest Missouri state from 11-13. He has a pretty salty record. Seems like a coach we could afford to get with experience.

 

2016-17 Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

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Ben McCollum
Head Coach

Phone: (660) 562-1309
Email: benmac@nwmissouri.edu
 
•  Named head coach prior to the 2009-10 season
•  2012 Clarence "Big House" Gaines National Coach of the Year
•  Led team to back-to-back-toback NCAA Regional Tournament Championship games (2014, 15 & 16)
•  Has won four MIAA regular season titles including the last three straight.
• 2015-16 MIAA Tournament Champions
•  Beginning eighth (8th) season in 2016-17 with 141-70 career record.
• Three-time MIAA Coach of the Year (2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16)

Head Coach
No stranger to Northwest Missouri State or hard work, Ben McCollum has helped return that mentality back into Bearcat men’s basketball. McCollum was tabbed the 20th head coach in Northwest men’s basketball history prior to the start of the 2009-10 season.

The Bearcats captured the program's third-straight MIAA regular season title in 2015-16, going 27-6. Northwest won the MIAA Tournament for the first time under McCollum and advanced to the NCAA's Regional Championship game for the third consecutive year. Justin Pitts was named MIAA Player of the Year, averaging 21.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

McCollum's Bearcats accomplished something in 2014-15 that no Northwest team had achieved since 1986-87. An outright MIAA regular season title after going 15-4 in conference action and 25-7 overall, marking a fourth-straight 20+win season. To cap it off, Northwest entered the NCAA Regional Championship tournament as a No. 4 seed and knocked off No. 5 Minnesota State (59-56) and host and No. 1 seed Augustana (66-65) to make a second-consecutive appearance in the Sweet 16. Pitts was tabbed a First Team All-MIAA performer and earned MIAA Freshman of the Year accolades. Matt Wallace was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year. McCollum won his 100th career game with an 83-59 victory over Northeastern State on Jan. 5, 2015, in Tahlequah, Okla.
 
The 2013-14 Bearcats reached the NCAA Sweet 16, going 24-9 overall. The regular-season MIAA co-champions went 16-3 in conference play to earn McCollum his second MIAA title. It was also the team’s third consecutive 20-plus win season, a feat that had not been accomplished since the 2007-08 season, prior to McCollum’s arrival. DeShaun Cooper was named the MIAA Player of the Year and was an All-America honoree by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
 
His teams led the league in defense in 2011-12 and 2012-13 and finished as one of the top defensive units in the nation. Northwest advanced to the MIAA Tournament Championship game in 2013 knocking of top seed Fort Hays State before falling in overtime of a thrilling championship game to Central Missouri.
 
In 2011-12, the Bearcats captured its 12th MIAA regular season championship in after finishing 15-5. Northwest also earned a berth in the NCAA tournament where the Bearcats fell in the first round, completing a 22-7 season. McCollum was named MIAA Coach of the Year and the Clarence “Big House” Gaines National Coach of the Year along with three Bearcats earning All-MIAA accolades.
 
The Bearcats showed improvement in McCollum’s second season in 2010-11, despite a 10-16 overall record. Northwest finished the season by winning six of the year’s final nine games. During his first season, McCollum was the second-youngest active head coach in NCAA Division II as the team finished 12-15 and one win shy of qualifying for the MIAA tournament.
 
Assistant Coach
Before returning to Northwest, McCollum served four years as an assistant coach under David Moe at Emporia State.
 
McCollum got his start in college coaching as a graduate assistant at Northwest under head coach Steve Tappmeyer, who he would eventually replace. During his two seasons as a graduate assistant, Northwest went 58-8 and returned to the Elite Eight for the second time in program history.
 
Personal
As a player, McCollum helped lead the Bearcats to a 51-12 record, including a 29-3 mark during the 2001-02 campaign that culminated with the first Elite Eight appearance in Northwest history. It also marked the first time the Bearcats swept the MIAA regular season and tournament titles as they lost a heartbreaker to Southern Indiana in the Elite Eight.
 
A native of Storm Lake, Iowa, McCollum began his college career at North Iowa Area Community College where he was a two-time all-region performer before transferring to Northwest.
 
McCollum earned his bachelor’s degree in finance before earning a master’s degree in athletic administration, both from Northwest. He and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of two sons, Peyton and Tate, and a daughter, Grace Ann.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Graham_(basketball_coach)

Paul Graham is probably considering retirement but could fill a role as advisor/asst/recruiter in D/FW. Has applied 2-3 times in the past. 

Anyway, congrats to this UNT alum who defeated previously unbeaten and #1 ranked Klein Forest and advancing Dallas Skyline to its 1st State Championship tournament this week. 

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