Chris Hackett
College: Missouri Southern State University
Hometown: Sheffield, England
Chris Hackett begins his seventh year as the head men's basketball coach at Frank Phillips College. In 2016 he led the team to one of the best seasons in school history, compiling a 22-9 record and earning a place in the Region Tournament for the first time in a decade. He also became the school's all-time leader in wins and was named a finalist for the Hoopdirt.com National Junior College Coach of the Year.
Under his leadership the Plainsmen increased the number of overall wins and conference wins for five consecutive seasons, including wins over five nationally ranked opponents. In 2014 he was also named the head coach of the West team in the Region V All-Star Game, which went on to win 149-133.
In six years he has coached an All-Region player, fourteen All-Conference players and placed thirty three players at four year schools, including twenty at the NCAA Division I or II level. More importantly, seventeen of his sophomores have graduated with their Associates Degree. He has also established a successful summer camp program, with over 120 campers spending a week of their vacation in the Plainsmen gym each year!
He came to FPC after spending five years as the associate head coach at NCAA program, Florida Tech. During his time there, the Panthers produced one of the best turnarounds in school history, including a twenty win season, a school record 11-0 start and being ranked as high as #11 in the nation. They also recorded six wins over teams nationally ranked in the top 25. He coached three All-Freshman players, the 2009 Freshman of the Year, eight All-Conference players, four All-Region players, the 2011 Region Player of the Year and the school's first All-American in twenty years! Individually, in 2007, he was named as one of the top ten assistant coaches in the country by Rivals.com.
Prior to arriving at Florida Tech he spent two years as an assistant coach at Neosho County Community College in Kansas and before that, one year as the head coach at Sarcoxie High School in Missouri.
A native of Sheffield, England, Hackett attended Sheffield College for three years, leading them to a National Championship in 1999, before playing one year at Allen Community College, (KS) to finish his collegiate career. He also played club basketball in England for eight years and competed in international tournaments in France and Greece. He is regularly involved in basketball throughout Europe and was a featured speaker at the Future Stars International Coaching Conference in London, where he appeared alongside former LA Laker, Slava Medvedenko and the national team coaches of Denmark, Ukraine, Sweden and the Netherlands. He has also directed several basketball camps, including the Folgaria Basketball Camp in Italy, where the coaching staff included the legendary Rollie Massimino and the NBA's Mike Fratello. He has had numerous coaching articles published by basketball journals in both Europe and the United States.
Coach Hackett holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Missouri Southern State University and a Master's degree in the same field from Pittsburg State University, (KS).
Chevis Thompson
College: Martin Methodist College, TN
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Chevis Thompson begins his first year as an assistant men's basketball coach at Frank Phillips College. He comes to FPC after spending the last four years as the head coach at Jarvis Christian College, (TX). During his time there, Thompson increased the number of wins each season, defeated three nationally ranked teams and coached fourteen All-Conference players. Academically, he graduated fifteen seniors, had three players honored with the "Champions of Character" award and had a 3.4 team GPA. He also implemented the college's first ever junior varsity program.
Prior to Jarvis Christian, Thompson served as the Head Men's Basketball Coach (2011-13), Head Women's Basketball Coach (2010-11) and Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach (2009-10) at the University of the Southwest, (NM). While at USW, he coached nine All-Conference players and an NAIA All-American.
Before beginning his coaching career, Thompson played at Martin Methodist College, (TN), where he led the school to their first ever TranSouth Conference Tournament Championship. He was later honored by being named to the school's All-Time Roster.
Thompson graduated from Martin Methodist College with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and earned his Masters of Science in Sport Management from Missouri Baptist University.
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