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
Matthew Wilson begins his second season as the assistant coach for the Kilgore College men’s basketball team after serving as assistant coach for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team for two seasons.
Before ENMU, he served as a graduate assistant coach at Baylor University from 2012-14 where the Bears earned their way to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2013-14 season and won the NIT Championship in 2012-13. He also worked with several players who were taken in the NBA draft or played professionally overseas.
Prior to Baylor, Wilson earned an MBA from Rice University in Houston. While at Rice he coached at a nearby high school.
Wilson did his undergraduate work at American University (Washington, D.C.). He played on the American University basketball team where he led the Eagles to the NCAA Division I tournament twice.
Jake White enters his first 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.
Colton Wager begins his first season as an assistant coach on the Kilgore College men's basketball staff.
Wager, a native of Diana, Texas, comes to Kilgore from Stephen F. Austin State University where he worked as a Student Assistant Coach from 2016-18 where the Lumberjacks won the Southland Conference Tournament and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2017-18. While at SFA, he helped with practice and assisted with gameday operations, as well as prepared film for coach and team review. He also assisted with preparing team travel for road trips.
Prior to SFA he served as a Student Assistant Coach at Kilgore College from 2013-16 where he handled travel, film and scouting.
During the offseason, he works numerous camps at schools such as Texas A&M and SMU among others, helping coach young players and develop their skills.
Wager earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from SFA in 2018.