2010-11 Men's Basketball
Record: 17-13  Home: 7-3  Away: 6-7  Neutral: 4-3  WJCAC: 6-8
2010-11 Men's Basketball Coaches
 
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Steve Green - Head Coach - 11th Season
Steve Green begins his eleventh year as head coach of the South Plains College Texans, where he has an overall record of 248 wins and only 70 losses. Under his guidance the Texans have won three Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and three Region 5 championships. During the 2007-08 campaign, Green led the Texans to the NJCAA national championship game where they defeated Salt Lake City Community College 67-56 to claim the schools first ever national championship in basketball. After the season Green was named NJCAA coach of the year.

In addition to his success at SPC, Green has also led two other schools to WJCAC championships and has been named WJCAC coach of the year three times (1988-89, 1989-90, 2006-07).

After assistant coaching stints at the University of Arkansas, Lamar University, and the University of Houston, Green made his NJCAA head-coaching debut at Howard College in 1988. He took over a program that had five-straight losing seasons prior to his arrival, but led the team to a No. 1 NJCAA national ranking in just his second year at the school. From 1989-1991 Green led the Hawks to a record of 61 wins and only 6 losses, winning two consecutive WJCAC championships along the way and a Region 5 championship during the 1990-91 season.

Green then left the Hawks for nearby Midland College in 1991 where he led the Chaps to a record of 73 wins and 24 losses and a top-10 NJCAA national ranking in his three years guiding the team. He was named Region 5 Coach of the Year for the 1993-94 season when his team took home the regional championship to earn his second trip to the national tournament.

From 1994 until 1999 Green served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the San Diego State University Aztecs and then spent one year as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before his arrival at South Plains College prior to the 2000-2001 season.

Green received his Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Christian College where he played basketball and tennis. He then earned a Master's degree in education and kinesiology from Sul Ross State University.

A native of Miami, Oklahoma, Green played football and basketball at Miami High School where he earned All-State honors in both sports while winning a state championship in basketball.



Coaching Highlights
-2007-08 NJCAA National Champions
-NJCAA Coach of the (2007-08)
-WJCAC Coach of the Year (1988-89, 1989-90, 2006-07)
-Coach of five WJCAC Championship teams
Howard (1989-90, 1990-91), SPC (2001-02, 2002-03, 2006-07)
-Coach of five Region 5 Championship Teams
Howard (1990-91), Midland (1993-94), SPC (2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08)



 
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Brooks Miller - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Brooks Miller begins his second season as assistant coach for Steve Green's Texan basketball team. Miller comes to South Plains College from Texas Tech University where he assisted legendary coach Bob Knight and current Red Raider head coach Pat Knight in player development and on campus recruiting from 2007-2009. While assisting the Red Raiders, Miller earned a master's degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Before Texas Tech, Miller was an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Hillsdale College, from 2004-2007.

Coach Miller began his collegiate basketball career as a player during the 1999-2000 season at the University of Toledo, where he was part of a Mid-American Conference (MAC) Western Division championship in 2000. He then transferred and played for Hillsdale College from 2000-2003. His playing days at Hillsdale brought numerous accolades, including the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) championship in 2000 and NCAA Division II tournament invitations in 2001 and 2002.

As a prep in Ohio, Coach Miller was part of two district and one league championships while playing for Evergreen High School in Metamora, Ohio. He was named to the Ohio All-State basketball first team his junior and senior seasons.

Coach Miller now resides in Levelland, Texas with his wife Gretchen.

 
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Rich Kemper - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Entering his first season with the Texan basketball team is Rich Kemper who comes to South Plains College after completing his Master's degree in Education at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he also served as a graduate assistant for the men's basketball team.

At Drury, Kemper was responsible for monitoring the academic progress of the men's basketball team as well as assisting in on-campus recruiting and film exchange. Prior to Drury Kemper worked as an assistant coach at St. Gregory's, an NAIA institution located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His primary responsibilities at St. Gregory's were recruiting and scouting.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Kemper earned an undergraduate degree in physical education from Missouri State University in 2005. He is the son of John and Donna and has a twin brother, Jeff.


 
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Mason Langenderfer - Manager - 1st Season

High School: Graduated from Evergreen High School in 2010 played varsity basketball two years and varsity football one year.

Intended College Major: Undecided

Hobbies: Playing Xbox, basketball, reading

Personal: Born September 26, 1992 in Toledo, Ohio, Mason is the son of John and Amy Langenderfer. A native of Metamora, Ohio, Mason came to South Plains College because he wanted to be part of a winning basketball program and wants to eventually become a coach. His favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant.



 
Jackson Langenderfer - Manager - 1st Season

 
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Skyler Smith - Grad Assistant - 3rd Season
Collge:  Completed a degree in Kinesiology from Lubbock Christian University in 2010.  Now pursuing a masters degree at Texas Tech University.

High School
: Graduated from Levelland High School in 2006.

Hobbies
: Basketball, golf, and tennis

Personal: Born November 10, 1987 in Lubbock, Texas, Skyler is the son of Alva and Beverly Smith. He has two brothers, Brandon and Curtis, and a sister, Brittany ... Skyler is a 2008 graduate of South Plains College and served as a student manager during the Texans 2007-08 national championship season ...  Favorite Athlete is 'Pistol' Pete Maravich.

 
Terry Lehmann - Head Athletic Trainer

 
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Janee Lewis - Athletic Trainer
A graduate of Clovis High School and native of Clovis, New Mexico, Janee enters her first season with the Texan and Lady Texan basketball squads.

Born December 11, 1991, in Clovis, Janee is the daughter of Rosetta Garcia and she has a brother, Joe.  Her hobbies include shopping, playing softball and volleyball, and hanging out with friends.  Her favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton, and upon graduating from SPC she hopes to continue her education at the University of Texas.

WJCAC Champions
1965-66, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2013-14

Region V Champions
1991-92, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2011-12

NJCAA Champions
2007-2008, 2011-12