Head Coach: Pat Lepper
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Coach Pat Lepper comes to the Lynx from John Wood Community College in Quincy, where he served as the associate head coach for the men’s basketball program this past season.
“I am extremely excited to accept the head men’s basketball coaching position at Lincoln College,” said Lepper. “I am looking forward to building relationships with our student-athletes, faculty, staff, and the Lincoln community.
“I believe in hard work, a positive attitude, and a consistent effort, all of which will contribute to the continuing success of Lincoln College. It is an honor to have this opportunity to be a part of such a prestigious institution.”
Lepper started his college basketball career at John Wood after growing up in Jacksonville, Fla. During his time with the Blazers, Lepper was a two-time team captain. Lepper was a Third Team All-Conference selection as a freshman and a First Team All-Conference and All-Region selection as a sophomore. Lepper was also a high-achieving student at the junior college level, compiling a 3.71 GPA. In recognition of his athletic and academic success, along with a commitment to community service, Lepper was awarded the prestigious Lea Plarski Award by the NJCAA for the 2005-06 season.
After graduating from JWCC, Lepper received a basketball scholarship at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, an NCAA Division I program. Lepper was a member of the basketball team for two years and earned a bachelor’s degree in General Studies in 2008.
Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Lepper returned to Florida and joined the coaching staff at Jacksonville University as a graduate assistant. While at Jacksonville, Lepper earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Lepper returned to John Wood in 2010 as an assistant coach and was elevated to associate head coach in 2011.
“We are very excited to have Pat join our program,” said Lincoln College Athletic Director Dave Klemm. “He brings a lot of experience and energy to the institution.”
Along with his coaching duties, Pat will be an instructor in the Business Department.
Assistant Coach: Tanner Morris
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Tanner is a native of Normal, IL where he graduated from University High School and Lincoln College-Normal with a B.S. in Sport Management. Morris is entering his fouth year at the college level and his third year with the Lynx program. Morris’ first year as an assistant coach was with Howard College, Big Spring, Texas. The Hawks were the 2010 Division I NJCAA National Champions.
As a young, energetic coach Morris has been around the game of basketball his entire life, as his father (Bob Morris, Lincoln College class of 1972) was an NCAA Division 1 coach at Illinois State University. Morris’ other coaching experience includes working Lincoln College Basketball Camps and Illinois State University basketball camps, assistant coach at the junior high level and two years as an assistant girls coach at University High School. For the past couple summers, Morris has worked at the Midwest Collegiate basketball camp where he helped lead individual workouts for several D-I basketball and professional athletes
Morris is excited to remain on staff with new head coach Pat Lepper and help the Lincoln College basketball program continue to competing at the National Level.