Coach Scott Raines

Scott Raines

Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone:  (432) 264-5044
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Scott Raines enters his fifth year as the head coach of the Howard College Men's Basketball program. Raines is entering his thirteenth 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 four years under Raines, the Hawks are 86-40 with three Region V tournament appearances and one conference championship. The Hawks are coming off a 20-12 season and a semi-final appearance in the Region V tournament in 2016-17. After a slow start to the year, the Hawks finished strong to qualify for the postseason and capped it off with a first round win over 29-1 (7th ranked) McLennan College. 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.

20 players in three years under Coach Raines have moved on to play at the university level:

  • Demeco Blue- Texas A & M International
  • Srdjan Budimir- Texas A & M Commerce
  • 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
  • Shawn Jones- UMass Lowell
  • 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
  • Kelvin "KJ" Riley- Evansville University
  • Dante Scott- Mississippi Valley State University
  • Lis Shoshi- University of Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Nic Thomas- Norfolk State University
  • 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 Championshhip 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 an eleven year old son, Austen.

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