Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: (432) 264-5044
Scott Raines enters his fourth year as the head coach of the Howard College Men's Basketball program. Raines is entering his twelfth 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.
In three years under Raines, the Hawks are 66-28 with two Region V tournament appearances and one conference championship. The Hawks are coming off a somewhat disappointing 2015-16 season in which they failed to make the Region V tournament, finishing 18-12 overall. In 2014-15, the Hawks were co-conference champions(24-8, 13-3) and the Region V tournament runner-up. Along the way, the Hawks beat the NJCAA national tournament runner-up and third place team. In 2013-14, Raines led the team to a 24-8(11-5 conference) record and a semifinal appearance in the Region V tournament.
15 players in three years under Coach Raines have moved on to play at the university level:
- Demeco Blue- Texas A & M International
- Niels Bunschoten- Indiana State University
- Travis Charles- University of Albany
- Will Ferguson- St. Mary’s (TX) University
- Sam Finley- University of Mississippi (Ole’ Miss)
- Rob Gray- University of Houston
- Isaiah Hobbs- University of Texas
- Darius Johnson- LSU Alexandria
- David “Pepe” Joseph- Bowling Green State University
- Jose Libanio- Southeastern Oklahoma State University
- Kuba Niziol- Cal-Poly
- Reggie Oliver-Quinnipiac University
- Shaquille Preston- Prairie View A & M
- Lis Shoshi- University of Arkansas-Little Rock
- Eric Weary- University of Houston
The Hawks were led the previous nine years by Mark Adams, currently an assistant 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 Boston Celtics) 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 ten year old son, Austen.