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Coaching Staff

Rich Wright

Ben McCollum
Head Coach

  • Named head coach prior to the 2009-10 season (11th season)
  • Career record of 241-75 (145-52 MIAA)
  • 2019 John McLendon National Coach of the Year (all divisions)
  • 2019 NABC, Basketball Times, HoopDirt.com Coach of the Year
  • 2019 Kansas City Sports Awards Coach of the Year
  • 2017 NABC and DII Bulletin Coach of the Year
  • Seven MIAA Regular Season Titles (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Four MIAA Tournament Titles (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 19-5 NCAA Div. II Tournament Record (2017 NCAA National Champions, 2019 NCAA National Champions)
  • Five -Time MIAA Coach of the Year (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • 2012 Clarence "Big House" Gaines National Coach of the Year

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Zach Schneider

Zach Schneider
Assistant Coach

  • Joined coaching staff in 2018
  • Former Northwest forward (2013-2017)
  • Member of 2017 Division II National Championship team
  • Worked as a graduate assistant at Northwest from 2017-18
  • Native of Prairie Village, Kan.

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Graduate Assistants

  • Xavier Kurth