Coach Brian Hoberecht (pronounced HO-BRIGHT) enters his 21st year as a head basketball coach at the collegiate level. The 2020-21 season will be Hoberecht’s 13th season as head coach of the Kilgore College Rangers.
In the last seven seasons, KC had a 165-80 overall record and a conference record of 85-66 in NJCAA Region XIV. In the last seven seasons, 28 of his players have signed Division I basketball scholarships at four-year schools.
During the 2018-19 season, Hoberecht won his 200th game as head coach at KC.
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
- 40+ 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 16 in the NJCAA 2013 National Tournament
- 2012-13 team had best season of basketball at KC in 55 years with a 27-6 record, ranked 15th in the nation
- Ranked #2 in the NJCAA in 2013-2014 Season
- 361-227 overall record as a head coach
- 205-132 record as head coach at KC
- Clinician at NABC Final Four Championships
- Clinician for Nike Championships
- Coached professionally for the Dodge City Legend
- Coached Grand Bahamas summer camp 2004-05
- Enid (OK) High School: 1989
- Southwestern College: 1993
- Emporia State University: 1995
Head Coach (20th 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 fourth 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 is in his second year as assistant coach for the 2020-21 season for the Rangers. 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.