Angelo State ('11), Masters - Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Administration
Mary Hardin-Baylor ('08), BS - Sports Management
Connor Kuykendall enters his third season head coach for the Schreiner Men’s Basketball program . Prior to taking over the reigns of the Mountaineer program, Coach Kuykendall spent the previous two seasons as the assistant coach for the program.
During his two seasons as assistant coach, Kuykendall helped build a strong foundation for the men’s basketball program. The 2013-14 team finished 15-12 overall, 10-4 in SCAC conference play, and won their first conference tournament game, all school records (in NCAA era). In his two seasons, SU has qualified for conference tournament play both seasons.
Prior to coming to Schreiner, Kuykendall had a very successful season as assistant coach at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND. The Wildcats finished the year with a 27-5 overall record, were Region 13 champions, won the Mon-Dak Conference title and finished 11th in NJCAA national polls. Connor was involved in all aspects of recruiting, performed on-floor coaching, was involved with preparing scouting reports, game day prep, breaking down film and developing offensive and defensive strategies. He was also Academic Advisor for the program. One of his players, Tommy Woolridge, earned NJCAA All-American honors. He also taught courses for NDSCS in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Prior to going north to NDSCS, Connor was graduate assistant coach at NCAA Division II Angelo State University from 2009-11. During his tenure, the team was 28-26 overall and the 2010 team qualified for the Lone State Conference Tournament. One of his players, LaMarshall Corbett, was named a 2010 NCAA Division II All-American.. He also helped run the Fred Rike summer basketball camp.
For the 2008-09 season, he was a volunteer assistant coach for his alma mater, UMHB. Ini 2007-08, he served as a student assistant coach for the Crusaders who won the ASC championship tournament. He played four years for Mary Hardin-Baylor from 2003-07. Connor was a standout player at Midlothian HS and holds the school single-season record for made three-pointers (93), made free throws (135) and free throw percentage (.840) and is the career leader in three pointers (267).
Personal: He is a native of Midlothian, TX.