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
Badger Profile
Robert Thompson
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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)

2011-12 Men's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
00Halen ButlerFRG 6-3180Spring, TexasOak Ridge High
03Kyle Watkins*JRG6-3210Montgomery, Ala.St. Jude Institute/Marion Military
04Todd MartinSOG 6-1185Mobile, Ala.St. Paul's
05Steve EdwardsSRG6-1190Newton, Miss.Newton High/East Central CC
11Neal ApetreiFRG 6-0170Madisonville, La.Mandeville High
12Stephen BurchesSRG6-0192Hammond, La.St. Thomas Aquinas High/SE La. Univ
14Tyler SchwabSRG5-9157Panama City Beach, Fla.Arnold High/Chipola College
15Frederick GatsonFRG/F6-6200Riverdale, Ga.Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High
22Charles GordonSOF6-4190Birmingham, Ala.Vestavia Hills High
23Nick GrantFRG6-5195Atlanta, Ga.St. Francis High
25Brett WilliamsJRG6-4200Oviedo, Fla.Paul J. Hagerty High/Fla. Gulf Coas
32Alex LooneySOF6-7200Mobile, Ala.Murphy High
33John DeloachFRC6-8230Destin, Fla.Niceville High
34Jayln WoodsFRG6-3220Brookshire, TexasRoyal High School
41Jake ThelenFRC6-6205Edgewood, Ky.Covington Catholic High
55Blake TaylorSOC6-8240Jackson, Ala.Jackson High
99Ben Redman*FRG6-2180Spanish Fort, Ala.Spanish Fort High
* Redshirt
Robert Thompson - Head Coach - 9th season
Reggie Copeland, Jr. - Assistant Coach - 6th season
John Redman - Student Assistant - 2nd season
Kevin Smith - Manager - 1st season
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