2011-12 Men's Basketball
Record: 36-0  Home: 12-0  Away: 12-0  Neutral: 12-0  WJCAC: 14-0
Hank Plona
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Hank Plona - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Hank Plona begins his first season as an assistant coach for Steve Green's Texan basketball team after serving in a similar role at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he helped coach the Warriors to a 23-10 record and an appearance in the Region XI championship game.

At South Plains Plona will play an integral role in the recruitment of student-athletes as well as assisting with player schedules, academics, and other daily office operations.

Prior to his stint at Indian Hills, Plona served as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith where he was responsible for coaching the post players. Plona also recruited Jake Toupal, a player who would go on to be named the Heartland Conference Freshman of the Year for the 2010-11 season.

A 2007 graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Plona is due to complete a Masters of Business Administration in December, 2011.

Coaching Experience

October 2010 - May 2011: Assistant Men's Coach, Indian Hills CC

June 2009 - September 2010: Assistant Men's Coach, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

June 2007 - May 2009: Graduate Assistant Men's Coach, Providence College

November 2004 - June 2007: Undergraduate Student Manager, Providence College

2011-12 Men's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Deshaunt WalkerSOG6-0 Silver Spring, MarylandSpring Brook HS
2Yanick MoreiraFRF6-10 Luanda, AngolaColegio Heminalia
3Derrell EdwardsSOG6-2 Baltimore, MarylandDunbar HS
4Corey SpenceFRG5-9 Baltimore, MarylandBridgton Academy
10Devonte SmithFRG5-11 Oklahoma City, OklahomaDouglass HS
11Stanton KiddSOF6-7 Baltimore, MarylandEdmondson Westside HS
12Marshall HendersonSOG6-2 Hurst, TexasTexas Tech
15Tymell MurphySOG6-5 Brooklyn, New YorkMohawk Valley CC
20Greg GaineySOF6-5 Dayton, OhioThurgood Marshall HS
40Terrence DurhamFRG6-3 Memphis, TennesseeBrehm Prep
44Anthony WalkerFRF6-8 San Antonio, TexasJohnson HS
55Alex GiraudierFRF6-10 St Genest, FranceTezenas du Montcel
Steve Green - Head Coach - 12th season
Hank Plona - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Mendy Wyatt - Head Athletic Trainer - 1st season
Justin Brown - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Ellie Barrington - Athletic Trainer
Brice Gale - Athletic Trainer
Mason Langenderfer - Manager - 2nd season
Jackson Langenderfer - Manager - 2nd season

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, 2014-15

Region V Champions
1991-92, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2014-15

NJCAA Champions
2007-2008, 2011-12