Rodeo & Judging
College: Missouri Southern State University
Hometown: Sheffield, England
Chris Hackett begins his fourth year as head men's basketball coach at Frank Phillips College. According to the Massey Sports Index, last year the Plainsmen played the toughest schedule in the NJCAA, (out of 447 teams), featuring games against 9 nationally ranked teams. Despite this, the Plainsmen continued to make progress under his leadership; increasing the number of overall wins and conference wins for the third consecutive season, including wins over two nationally ranked opponents. 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 three years he has developed eight All-Conference players and placed fifteen players at four year schools, including nine at the NCAA Division I or II level. More importantly, twelve of his sophomores have graduated with their Associates Degree. He has also established a successful summer camp program, with 105 campers spending a week of their vacation in the Plainsmen gym this summer!
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 the first twenty win season in over a decade, 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 has 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 has 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).
College: Salem International University, WV
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Lawrence Reed begins his second year as assistant men's basketball coach at Frank Phillips College. Coach Reed came to FPC after spending a year as a graduate assistant at Salem International University, (WV). While at SIU, he coached under Donita Adams for the women's team and assisted Coach Randy Unger as a skills and conditioning coach for the men's team. This past year both basketball programs experienced an improvement in wins and recruiting, while being accepted into the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).
Coach Reed has also directed several basketball camps over the past six summers in Florida, South Carolina, West Virginia and Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has helped develop players that have gone on to play at the NCAA Division I, II and professional level.
He played his first two years of college basketball at Palm Beach Atlantic University, (FL) under Coach Stephon Leary. While there, he competed against current FPC head coach Chris Hackett's Florida Tech University team. His last two years of eligibility were spent at SIU under Coach Unger.
Coach Reed holds a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management and a Master's degree in International Business, both from Salem International University, (WV).
College: Howard Payne University, TX
Hometown: Stinnett, TX
Josh Weatherred begins his first season at Frank Phillips College. Coach Weatherred comes to FPC after spending the past five years at Western Junior College Athletic Conference rival, Clarendon College, under long time head coach Tony Starnes. While there, Josh helped build the program back to a competitive level by producing the four winningest seasons since 1980. He acted as the programs recruiting coordinator from 2009-2014 and his initial recruiting class garnered the first 20 win season in over two decades. Josh was able to sign multiple All-Conference performers and over 20 players moved on to play at the four year level. Josh is a West Texas High School graduate and received his bachelor's degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. Following HPU, he attended graduate school at West Texas A&M University, where he served as a graduate assistant coach under Hall of Fame head coach Rick Cooper. He resides here in Borger with his wife Molly, who is the head girl's basketball coach at Borger High School.