2014-15 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Paul Peck
Head Coach - 13th Season

 

Coach Paul Peck enters his 13th season at the helm of the Lindsey Wilson College men’s basketball program in 2014-15.

Peck led Lindsey Wilson to a 16-15 record during the 2013-14 season including a 7-11 conference mark. Lindsey Wilson saw a pair of Blue Raiders earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors and three student athletes earn Academic Mid-South Conference honors.

Peck has led Lindsey Wilson to a winning season in 11 of the 12 previous years. The lone losing season came in 2009-10 when the Blue Raiders fell one game shy of .500 with a 15-16 record.

Two Blue Raiders were also named to the All-MSC First Team and Second Team in 2013-14.

The 2013-14 season saw a historical milestone in Peck's career as he collected his 500th career win in an 108-52 win over West Virginia Tech on Dec. 20, 2013.

Peck led the Blue Raiders to their best season in school history during the 2012-13 season as Lindsey Wilson swept the Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles and reached the NAIA National Tournament’s Fab Four (national semifinals).

Lindsey Wilson finished the season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll while ending with a 32-5 record.

Peck led Lindsey Wilson to back-to-back outright Mid-South Conference regular season titles from 2011-13 and the third overall -- all under Peck. Additionally, Peck has guided Lindsey Wilson to three MSC Tournament titles.

Peck owns a 272-122 record since returning to the program he once coached as a junior college in the late 1970s.

Under Peck, the Blue Raiders have reached the NAIA National Tournament seven of the 12 years. Including the Fab Four appearance in 2013, the Blue Raiders have reached the national quarterfinals twice.

Lindsey Wilson’s 32 wins in 2012-13 marks the third time in the program’s history it has reached the 30-win plateau. Peck also guided Lindsey Wilson to 33 wins in 2003-04 and 30 wins in 2004-05.

Peck is a five-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year. He shared the 2002-03 and 2003-04 awards and was the lone MSC Coach of the Year in 2004-05. Peck was selected by his peers as MSC Coach of the Year during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

In addition to his conference coaching awards, Peck was selected as the 2011-12 Don Meyer NAIA Coach of the Year.

During Peck’s tenure, the Blue Raiders earned the program’s first-ever NAIA No. 1 ranking during the 2003-04 season after starting the season 22-0.

While at Lindsey Wilson, Peck has achieved personal coaching milestone earning his 300th in a 78-67 win over Cumberland (Tenn.) during the 2004-05 season and his 400th win with a 71-69 win over St. Catharine (Ky.) during the 2008-09 season.

Peck is 508-321 overall entering his 27th season as a head coach. He is 394-254 against senior college competition during his head coaching career.

Prior to coaching at Lindsey Wilson, Peck had stints at Cumberland, Kentucky State and Panola Junior College (Texas). He also served as assistant coach at NCAA institutions Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi and Western Kentucky.

During his first stint at Lindsey Wilson -- Peck coached the Blue Raiders when the school was a junior college from 1978-80 -- he had an overall record of 54-14. Peck’s 1978-79 team was ranked in the national Top 20, won the Junior College state and regional championships in 1979 and finished 16th in the nation. Coach Peck’s 1979-80 Lindsey Wilson team was state champion and regional runner-up and was also ranked in the national Top 20.

Peck graduated from Union (Ky.) in 1977 and later completed his master’s degree at Union in 1978. He has one son, Greg.

 

Collegiate Coaching Career

Lindsey Wilson College (Junior College): Head Coach (1978-80)

Panola Junior College: Head Coach (1980-84)

Kentucky State University: Assistant Coach (1984-86)

Kentucky State University: Head Coach (1986-88)

Hutchinson Community College: Assistant Coach (1989-90)

Western Kentucky University: Assistant Coach (1990)

University of Mississippi: Assistant Coach (1990-92)

Middle Tennessee State University: Assistant Coach (1992-96)

Cumberland University: Head Coach (1996-2002)

Lindsey Wilson College: Head Coach (2002-present)

 

Contact Information

Office: Rice House (Athletics Offices)

Phone: 270-384-8072

Fax: 270-384-8078

Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728

E-Mail: peckp@lindsey.edu

 

Paul Peck’s Collegiate Career

Year

School

Overall

Record

Conf.

Record

Postseason

Highlights

1978-79

Lindsey Wilson (JC)

29-7

--

JC Nationals

JC State Champs

JC Regional Champs

1979-80

Lindsey Wilson (JC)

25-7

--

JC Regional

JC State Champs

1980-81

Panola (JC)

11-18

--

 

 

1981-82

Panola (JC)

20-11

--

 

 

1982-83

Panola (JC)

14-12

--

 

 

1983-84

Panola (JC)

15-12

--

 

 

1986-87

Kentucky State

6-22

--

 

 

1987-88

Kentucky State

16-12

--

 

 

1996-97

Cumberland

11-22

3-9

 

 

1997-98

Cumberland

22-13

9-3

MSC Semifinals

 

1998-99

Cumberland

12-20

4-8

 

 

1999-2000

Cumberland

17-15

4-8

MSC First Round

 

2000-01

Cumberland

19-14

7-9

MSC Semifinals

 

2001-02

Cumberland

19-14

6-8

MSC Semifinals

 

2002-03

Lindsey Wilson

24-11

5-5

NAIA First Round

MSC Coach of the Year

2003-04

Lindsey Wilson

33-4

7-3

NAIA Quarterfinals

MSC Tournament Champs

MSC Coach of the Year

2004-05

Lindsey Wilson

30-4

8-2

NAIA Second Round

MSC Co-Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

MSC Coach of the Year

2005-06

Lindsey Wilson

24-10

6-4

NAIA Quarterfinals

 

2006-07

Lindsey Wilson

19-12

3-7

MSC Semifinals

 

2007-08

Lindsey Wilson

16-15

3-7

MSC First Round

 

2008-09

Lindsey Wilson

23-9

7-5

NAIA First Round

 

2009-10

Lindsey Wilson

15-16

5-9

MSC Second Round

 

2010-11

Lindsey Wilson

19-11

10-8

MSC Second Round

 

2011-12

Lindsey Wilson

21-10

12-4

NAIA First Round

MSC Champs

MSC Coach of the Year

Don Meyer NAIA Coach of the Year

2012-13

Lindsey Wilson

32-5

16-4

NAIA Semifinals

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

MSC Coach of the Year

2013-14

Lindsey Wilson

16-15

7-11

MSC Quarterfinals

 

Totals

Lindsey Wilson

272-122

89-69

 

Totals

Overall

508-321

122-118

 

 

 

 
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Chris Starks
Assistant Coach - 13th Season

 

Coach Chris Starks begins his 13th season as Lindsey Wilson's men's varsity assistant and head junior varsity coach in 2014-15.

During his time on the Lindsey Wilson men’s basketball coaching staff, Starks has helped the Blue Raiders win three Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles and reach the 30-win plateau three times.

Starks helped coach a Mid-South Conference First and Second Team selection during the 2013-14 season.

In his 12 seasons as an assistant, Starks has helped Lindsey Wilson achieve 11 winning seasons. The lone losing season came in 2009-10 when the Blue Raiders fell one game under .500 with a 15-16 record.

During the 2012-13 season, Starks helped the Blue Raiders reach the program’s first NAIA National Tournament Fab Four (national semifinals) and a No. 3 national ranking in the final NAIA Men’s Basketball Division I Coaches’ Poll.

Starks has helped the Blue Raiders to seven NAIA National Tournaments -- reaching one semifinal and two national quarterfinals. He also helped lead the program to its only No. 1 national ranking during the 2003-04 season.

In addition to his coaching duties, Starks serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator and video coordinator. He also plays a significant role in scouting, academic monitoring and all the day-to-day activities of the program.

Prior to Lindsey Wilson, Starks served as assistant coach at Cumberland (Tenn.), Middle Tennessee State and Hutchinson Community College (Kan.).

Starks entered the coaching ranks after an outstanding basketball career at McPherson (Kan.), where he was a unanimous selection to the all-district and all-conference teams during his senior season.

Starks and his wife, Tori, have two children, Savannah and Brice.
 

Collegiate Coaching Career

Hutchinson Community College: Assistant Coach (1992-93)

Middle Tennessee State University: Assistant Coach (1993-96)

Cumberland University: Assistant Coach (1997-2002)

Lindsey Wilson College Assistant Coach (2002-present)

 

Contact Information

Office: Rice House (Athletics Offices)

Phone: 270-384-8513

Fax: 270-384-8078

Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728

E-Mail: starksc@lindsey.edu

 
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DeAntra Scott
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
 
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Assistant Coach - 1st Season
 
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Kyle Dalton
Student Assistant - 5th Season
 
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