Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: (432) 264-5044
Scott Raines enters his second year as the head coach of the Howard College Men's Basketball program. Raines is entering his tenth year with Howard College, having served in several different roles, from assistant coach with the men's basketball program, to Fitness Center director, to Dean of Students, and most recently District Registrar. He has previous collegiate coaching stops at Moberly Area Community College, Midland College, University of Oklahoma (Men and Women), Alderson Broaddus College and Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts.
The Hawks are coming off a 24-8(11-5 conference/T-3rd) season and a semi-final appearance in the Region V tournament in Lubbock, TX. The Hawks knocked off No. 7 ranked McLennan to advance in the region tournament before falling to New Mexico Junior College in the semi-finals to finish their season.
All three sophomores who finished the 2013-14 season on the roster have new homes for the 2014-15 school year. Demeco Blue(Herrera) will be attending Texas A&M International University in Laredo, David “Pepe” Joseph will be attending Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH and Eric Weary will be attending the University of Houston in Houston, TX.
The 2013-14 Hawks placed two players on the WJCAC all-conference first team, Pepe Joseph and Travis Charles, and Eric Weary made honorable mention all-conference.
The Hawks were led the previous nine years by Mark Adams, who left for a position with the men's basketball program at Texas Tech University. Adams led the Hawks to the 2010 National Championship along with 2006 and 2013 trips to the national tournament. Adams tenure included three seasons of 30 wins or more and two NJCAA national players of the year, Charles Burgess in 2006 and Jae Crowder(currently with the Dallas Mavericks) in 2010.
Raines is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts in Edmond, Oklahoma. He played collegiately at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado and Oklahoma Christian. He is married to Kelly Raines (Howard College Softball Coach) and they have a seven year old son, Austen.