Coach Brian Hoberecht (pronounced HO-BRIGHT) is in his 18th year as a head basketball coach at the collegiate level. The 2018-19 season marks Hoberecht's eleventh season as head coach of the Kilgore College Rangers.
The Rangers are looking to improve on last season (2017-18) where they advanced to the Region XIV Championship, narrowly losing to Tyler Junior College, 59-56.
In the last five seasons, KC had a 105-48 overall record and a conference record of 55-40 in NJCAA Region XIV. Since taking over at KC, 30 players have signed Division I basketball scholarships at four-year schools.
When Hoberecht arrived at KC in 2008, his vision was to lay a solid foundation and build the men’s basketball program with a commitment to the student athletes he coaches. He’s done exactly what he set out to do – and much more.
“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.”
Under Coach Hoberecht, the graduation rate has continued to be more than 90 percent of all two-year players at KC.
- Six Team Championships
- 6 All-Americans
- 2 Pre-Season All-Americans
- 35+ All Region Players
- 50+ All Conference Players
- 35+ Professional Players as a Head Coach
- 80+ Professional Players as an Assistant Coach
- 2012-2013 Region XIV Coach of the Year
- Finished in Sweet Sixteen in the NJCAA National Tournament in 2013
- 2012-13 team had best season of basketball at KC in 55 years with a 27-6 record, ranked 15th in the nation at the end of the season.
- Ranked #2 in the NJCAA in 2013-2014 Season
- 322-203 overall record as a head coach
- 166-108 record as head coach at KC
- Qualified for regional tournament 8-of-9 years at KC
- Clinician at NABC Final Four Championships
- Clinician for Nike Championships
- Coached professionally for the Dodge City Legend from 2003-2006
- Coached internationally at Grand Bahamas summer camp in 2004-2005
- Enid (OK) High School: 1989
- Southwestern College: 1993
- Emporia State University: 1995
Head Coach (18th year):
- 2008-Present: Kilgore College
- 2000-2008: Dodge City Community College
- 2003-2006: Dodge City Legend
- 1997-2000: Dodge City Community College
- 1993-1997: Emporia State University
Jake White enters his third season as assistant coach for Kilgore College. White, a native of Longview (TX), graduated from Longview High School in 2003 where he played basketball for four seasons. At LHS his senior year, he was named All-District and All East Texas. He also led the team in assists for the Lobos his senior season. After high school White played basketball at New Mexico Military Institute from 2003-05. During the 2003-04 season he was named runner-up as the Male Athlete of the Year.
From 2006-07 he played basketball at UT Tyler and from 2005-06 he played for Texas A&M University-Kingsville. White graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history. After college, he coached at Trinity School of Texas. From 2008-11 he was an assistant coach at Fort Bend Elkins High School under head coach Albert Thomas where his teams won more than 20 games and made the playoffs all three seasons. From 2011-12 he was an assistant coach at Temple High School under the late head coach Eric Jackson. He was an assistant coach at Panola College from 2012-15 under head coach Junsie Cotton where the Ponies had five all-conference players.
From 2015-16 he was an assistant coach at New Mexico Military Institute under head coach Ralph Davis. At NMMI, his teams had two all-conference players. White has also coached Louisiana Round Ball AAU, Houston Hoops AAU, San Antonio Legends AAU and assisted with the Shining Star Hoops skills development organization under Coach Will Clay. White’s brother, Dustin White, is head basketball coach at Pflugerville Hendrickson High School. From 2016-17 White was director of basketball operations for Boise State University where the Broncos finished in the top three of the Mountain West, had 20 wins, two all-conference players and made it to the second round of National Invitational Tournament.
Cody McCoy joins the Rangers coaching staff as his first year as assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. He is from Martins Mill (Texas) where he graduated from Martins Mill High School in 2012.
At Martins Mill, he played basketball all four years. After high school and graduation from Baylor University, he was a graduate assistant for the Bears from 2017-19 where he helped in player development, scouting and players’ individual video breakdowns. In his first year Baylor, they were 19-15, making it to the second round of the NIT. In his second season, Baylor went 20-14, making it the NCAA tournament, beating Syracuse in the first round and losing to No. 1 Seed Gonzaga in the second round.
Before Baylor, McCoy was a student assistant at UT Arlington under Head Coach Scott Cross from 2014-17. In the 2016-17 season, UTA went 27-9 overall, setting a program record for most wins in a single season, and went 14-4 to earn its first regular season Sun Belt Conference Championship. UTA also upsetted No. 12 Saint Mary’s on the road, 65-51. UT Arlington made it to the third round of the NIT that year.
Cody Johnson joins the Rangers coaching staff as his first year as assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. He is from Mustang (Okla.) where he graduated from Mustang High School in 2013
Johnson worked as a student manager for the men's basketball program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University from 2013-15 under Coach Andrew Brown.
He transferred to the University of Oklahoma in 2015 to work as a student manager for the men's basketball program under Coach Lon Kruger.
This gave Johnson the opportunity to work with Buddy Hield, the No. 6 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, and allowed him to work for a week alongside Tim Grover, the trainer of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
Also, Johnson was able to work with Isaiah Cousins (G League's Salt Lake City Stars), Khadeem Lattin (Northern Arizona Suns) and multiple players who have gone on to sign professional contracts overseas.
Johnson graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies.
His first coaching position was at Casady Schools (2017) in Oklahoma City (Okla.) where he served as the seventh grade boys' head basketball coach. He also served as an assistant coach with the high school boys' basketball program.
After Johnson left Casady Schools in 2018, he was named assistant coach at DME Sports Academy in Daytona Beach (Fla.) This gave Johnson a position to work with many players who went on to play at all levels of college basketball.
In previous summers, Johnson spent time working camps at the University of North Texas, Florida State University, UNLV and the University of Tulsa.