2013-14 Men's Basketball
Overall SSAC Streak Home Away Neutral
7-22 (.241) 6-13 (.316) Lost 2 6-8 1-14 0-0
Badger Profile
Aaron Niven
Aaron Niven Image
Head Coach
1st Season

Niven joins SHC for his first season as the Badger head coach after spending the last six seasons as the assistant basketball coach at John Brown University (JBU) in Siloam Springs, Ark., where he helped build the JBU men's program into one of the top programs in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). During his time at JBU, Niven was instrumental in signing six SAC All-Conference selections, two SAC Freshman of the Year winners, a 2nd team NAIA All-America selection, three NAIA honorable mention All-America winners and a Capital One Academic All-America Award recipient.

During the 2012-2013 season, Niven helped John Brown achieve its highest ranking (No. 3) in program history and notched a program-record 28 victories as the Golden Eagles captured their first-ever SAC regular season championship. The 2013 JBU senior class compiled a 100-35 (.741) career record – the highest four-year win total in program history. Under Golden Eagles head coach Clark Sheehy, Niven built a 133-66 (.668) cumulative record.

Prior to his time at John Brown, Niven served the men's assistant basketball coach at Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in Magnolia, Ark., from 2000-2007 where he signed All-Gulf South Conference (GSC) performers Kenny Langhorne and Brandon Williams.

Before SAU, Niven spent two years (1998-2000) working as men's assistant coach at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS) under former head men's basketball coach of the University of Nebraska Doc Sadler. While at the UAFS, Niven helped recruit seven players that went on to receive NCAA Division I scholarships. He also helped lead the Lions to a Bi-State Conference championship in 1999-2000.

Niven, a native of Rogers, Ark., played two seasons at Arkansas Tech where he was part of an NAIA Final Four team during the 1994-1995 season. He then transferred to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1998 before completing his Masters of Education in 2000. He is a third generation head coach, following in the footsteps of his father Bill Niven, head coach of girls' basketball at Decatur High School (Ark.).

Niven and his wife, Shannon, have a daughter, Madalyn, and two sons, Will and Boston.

2013-14 Men's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
00Justin BrooksFRPG6-1185Pelham, Ala.Pelham High
1Ty McCantsSRG6-0160Pensacola, Fla.Pine Forest HS/Faulkner St. CC
3Kenny Waddell*FRG6-2185Lake Charles, La.Sam Houston High
4Jarrett CalhounSOPG6-1170Linden, N.J.Linden High/Hill College/Troy Univ.
5Wesley PietriSOG6-3170Mobile, Ala.St. Paul's Episcopal
11Robert DrummondJRG6-4195Fairhope, Ala.Fairhope High/Rhodes College
12Ben RedmanSOPG6-2180Spanish Fort, Ala.Spanish Fort High
14Jackson FosSOPG6-0160Abita Springs, La.St. Paul's
15Frederick GatsonJRG/F6-6200Riverdale, Ga.Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High
22Charles GordonJRF6-4190Birmingham, Ala.Vestavia Hills High
23Robert GipsonSRG6-1215Mobile, Ala.W.P. Davidson High/Faulkner St. CC
25Brendan Mooney*FRF6-7230Longwood, Fla.Lake Brantley High
32Alex LooneySRF6-7200Mobile, Ala.Murphy High
33Andre GowinsSRC/F6-8245Gautier, Miss.Gautier High/South Alabama
34Sam HutchesonFRC/F6-6210Hoover, Ala.Hoover High
55Dejan StefanovicFRF/C6-10240Paracin, SerbiaBlaine (Wash.) High
* Redshirt
Aaron Niven - Head Coach - 1st season
Brian Murphy - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
John Teasley - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Kevin Smith - Manager - 3rd season
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