2011-12 Men's Basketball
Overall SSAC Streak Home Away Neutral
13-13 (.500) 7-11 (.389) Lost 1 8-4 5-9 0-0
 
2011-12 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Robert Thompson
Head Coach- 9th Season
Entering his 9th season as the head coach for Spring Hill College, Robert Thompson has guided the Badgers to an overall record of 127-119. Thompson led the Badgers to the "Sweet Sixteen" of the NAIA National Tournament in 2005-06 and finished the season with a 22-9 overall record, 11-3 in the GCAC.  Following the season, he was named the GCAC Coach of the Year.

A native of Tupelo, Miss., Thompson came to Spring Hill following a four-year stint as head coach at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark., where he attained a 43-62 overall record.  He took over at Arkansas Tech in 1999 and led the Wonder Boys to their first Gulf South Conference (GSC) Tournament appearance and a No. 8 ranking in the South Region of NCAA Division II during the 1999-2000 season.  Following his first season at Arkansas Tech, Thompson was named GSC Coach of the Year.

Prior to his success at Arkansas Tech, Thompson served as Delta State University's assistant men's coach from 1996 to 1999 and helped lead the Statesmen to the GSC West Division title  in 1996-'97 and 1997-'98, GSC Tournament Championships in 1996-'97 and 1997'98, the NCAA Division II South Regional Championship in 1997-'98 and the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 1997-'98.

Thompson earned his B.S. in Physical Education from Belhaven College in 1993 where he was a 4-year basketball letterman.  He received his M.S. in Education from Jackson State University in 1997.  He and his wife, Alfreda, have two sons, Joshua Cordell (10) and Justin Lydell (5). 

Thompson's Career Record

Arkansas Tech
1999-00   16-10; 8-4 (GSC)
2000-01   4-22; 2-14 (GSC)
2001-02   12-14; 8-8 (GSC)
2002-03   11-16; 4-12 (GSC)
 
ATU TOTALS: 43-62; 22-38 (GSC)
 
Spring Hill
2003-04   17-18; 6-12 GCAC (7th)
2004-05   9-24; 3-15 GCAC (10th)
2005-06   23-7; 11-3 GCAC (2nd)  NAIA Sweet-16
2006-07   14-14; 8-10 GCAC (7th)
2007-08   19-12; 10-8 GCAC (5th)
2008-09   19-11; 11-7 GCAC (4th)
2009-10   15-14; 8-10 GCAC (7th)
2010-11   11-19; 3-9 SSAC West (7th)
 
SHC TOTALS: 127-119; 60-74 (Conference)

OVERALL: 170-181; 82-112 (Conference)

 
 
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Reggie Copeland, Jr.
Assistant Coach- 6th Season
Reggie Copeland, Jr. returns for his 6th season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Badgers in 2011-12.
 
 
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John Redman
Student Assistant- 2nd Season
John Redman returns to the Badgers for his second season as a Student Assistant Coach after moving from the court to the bench following the 2009-10 season. He is also the older brother of freshman Badger Basketball player Ben Redman.

2009-10: Sat out season as a redshirt ... ran for Coach Joe Williams' SHC Men's Cross Country team ... ran at NAIA Men's National Cross Country Meet in Washington.

High School: Prepped at Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Ala.

Personal: Born in Las Vegas, Nevada ... favorite musician is Dave Matthews ... enjoys running and spending time with his family ... plans a career in coaching, hopefully at the professional level ... son of Mobile Sport Hall of Fame Member Susie Redman.
 
 
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Kevin Smith
Manager- 1st Season

Personal: Majoring in Communications/Business ... born in Cleveland, OH ... favorite food is chipotle, but can't live without Sunny-D and Reese's ... favorite movie is Caddy Shack ... favorite TV show is ESPN 30 for 30 ...  favorite musicians are Macklemore,  Ryan Lewis, and Machine Gun Kelly ...  favorite sport is Golf ... favorite athletes are Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andrew Luck ... planning a career in public relations and politics, but dreams of being a congressman ... If he could spend a day with any person living or dead it would be Packy Hyland, Sr. ... guilty pleasures are love quotes ... nicknamed "Smitty" and "The Mayor" ... son of Mary Pat and Tim Smith.

 
 
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