Coach Brian Hoberecht (pronounced HO-BRIGHT) is in his 14th year of being a head coach at the collegiate level. He has been head coach of the Kilgore College men’s basketball team since 2008. In the last two seasons, KC had a 29-9 conference record in NJCAA Region 14, was 28-2 at home and was ranked 24-straight weeks in the NJCAA national poll. Also in the last two years, eight KC players have signed Division I basketball scholarships. When Coach Hoberecht arrived at KC six years ago, his vision was to lay a solid foundation and build the men’s basketball program with a commitment to the student athletes he coaches. “Player development has been the cornerstone of our program,” Hoberecht said. “We believe in the relationships built during the recruiting process and the influence it has for a lifetime.” In 2012-13, the KC Rangers were 27-6, made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NJCAA National Tournament and finished the season ranked 15th in the nation. This was the best season for KC men’s basketball in 55 years, and Hoberecht was named 2012-13 Region XIV Coach of the Year. This past season, the Rangers finished the season with a record of 25-6 and were ranked 20th in the nation at the end of the regular season. While at Kilgore, Hoberecht’s graduation rate has continued to be more than 90 percent of all two-year players. Hoberecht came to KC from Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kan. where he coached from 2000-08. The Kansas’ Jayhawk West Conference is known nationally as one of the nation’s toughest junior college basketball conferences. At Dodge City, Hoberecht’s team won back-to-back conference championships in 2006 and 2007. He was one of only three coaches in Region VI who made four appearances in the Region VI Final Four during his tenure in Kansas. Hoberecht’s record at KC is 113-72, which is a 61 percent winning percentage, and his teams have qualified for the regional tournament all six years he has been head coach. In the last 19 seasons, Hoberecht has coached more than 20 players who have moved on to play professionally, 30 All-Conference players and 17 All-Region players. He received his master’s degree from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., in 1995, and coached there as an assistant from 1995-1997. He was assistant at Dodge City from 1997-2000, and has also served as assistant coach for the Dodge City Legend, a professional summer-league team that plays in the United States Basketball League, from 2003-2006.
Joe Reagan enters his third season as assistant coach of the Rangers, coming from Odessa College where he served as an assistant coach. Reagan is originally from Indianola, Iowa, where he attended Corning High School. At Corning High, he played basketball and was named All-Conference. He also set school records in high school for assists in a game. He then played college ball at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, under head coach John Henry. Reagan joined the coaching staff at the university. From 2007-2010, he was an assistant coach at McCook Community College in McCook, Nebraska, where his teams had two 20-win season. After McCook, he coached at Odessa College from 2010-2012 under head coach Dennis Helms. There, Odessa had two 20-plus win seasons, going 25-7 and 24-8.