Jack Schrader, formerly of Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., is in his second season as Wildcat mentor after he was named Culver-Stockton College's 23rd head men's basketball coach on March 4, 2011.
Schrader spent the last 17 years at Truman State University, including the last 16 seasons as the head coach of the Bulldog program.
In 1999, Schrader led the Bulldogs to the program's only trip to the NCAA Division II Final Four. Truman State won 15 straight games that season including the conference tournament championship and regional championship. The Bulldogs then defeated St. Rose (N.Y.) College in the Elite Eight before falling to eventual champion Metro State (Colo.) in the national semifinals. Schrader's 2005-06 team also qualified for the NCAA Tournament, but was eliminated in the regional quarterfinals by the University of Central Missouri in overtime.
Schrader is a two-time Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Coach of the Year and was the 1998-99 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) South Central Regional Coach of the Year.
Truman State made seven appearances in the MIAA postseason tournament under Schrader. He recorded a 165-274 overall record and was 85-203 in MIAA conference games. He guided the Bulldogs to two 20-win seasons out of the five in school history.
Schrader came to then-Northeast Missouri State University prior to the 1981 season while completing his master's degree and served as a volunteer coach until 1985. He then served as head basketball coach at LaPlata High School and Kirksville High School before moving overseas to coach in Spain. He returned to Kirksville as the full-time assistant coach for the 1994-95 season before being named head coach in June 1995.
A native of Olds, Iowa, Schrader starred at WACO of Olds High School in the late 60's and early 70's. He attended Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College for a year before heading to Arizona State for three seasons. As a Sun Devil, he played on two teams that advanced to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament and one that made it to the Elite 8. They were Western Athletic Conference champions in 1973 and 1975.
In 1975 he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, but played professionally in Europe, competing for the Mataro, Cotonificio and Juventud teams in Spain.
Schrader has a bachelor's degree in political science from Arizona State University and a master's degree in sports administration from Truman State.
|10||Jacob Schuster||SO||G||5-10||160||Pilot Grove, Mo.||Pilot Grove HS|
|14||Marshawn Norris||SR||G||5-10||165||Jackson, Mich.||Quincy University|
|15||Mario Gulley||JR||F||6-6||205||Detroit, Mich.||Jackson CC|
|20||Zach Glenn||JR||F||6-6||200||Pilot, Grove, Mo.||Pilot Grove HS|
|21||CJ Adams||JR||G||6-2||175||Jackson, Mich.||Jackson CC|
|24||Jermaine Jones||JR||F||6-4||195||Park Hills, Mo.||Florissant JC|
|25||Mladen Mladenov||SO||F||6-4||190||Yambol, Bulgaria||Southwest Christian University|
|30||Dorian Hobbs||SO||G||6-0||180||St. Louis, Mo.||Parkway North HS|
|32||Justin Strickland||JR||G||6-2||200||Kansas City, Kan.||Truman State University|
|34||Austin Keaton||SR||G||6-3||205||Turlock, Calif.||Modesto JC|
|35||James Johnson||JR||F||6-5||200||Saginaw, Mich.||Jackson CC|
|40||Alen Hadzimahovic||JR||F||6-7||215||Arnold, Mo.||Meramec CC|
|42||Jim McKee||SR||F||6-5||210||Kokomo, Ind.||Northwestern HS|
|45||Anton Rimbau||SO||F||6-5||205||Barcelona, Spain||Lindenwood University|