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MidAmerica Nazarene's Rocky Lamar Retires After 36-Year Coaching Career

MidAmerica Nazarene Men's Basketball Coach Rocky Lamar led the Pioneers for decades, racking up more than 800 career victories.

The men’s basketball team at MidAmerica Nazarene of Olathe lost in the quarterfinals of its conference tournament Wednesday night. The loss caps off a legendary coaching career for Rocky Lamar, the man who's led the Pioneers for decades. Greg Echlin reports.


 

MidAmerica Nazarene Men's BB Coach Rocky Lamar

  • Named Conference Coach of the Year seven times.
  • NAIA & KBCA Coach of the Year, 2006-07 season.
  • KBCA Coach of the Year, 2008-09 season.
  • Led Pioneers to 13 conference championships.
  • Invited to NAIA national tournament 19 times.
  • Finished second in the NCCAA National Tournament, 1996-97 & 1997-98.
  • MNU basketball reached NAIA final four in 2001 (runner-up), 2006, 2007 (National Champions), 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016.
  • Coached 36 NAIA All-America honorees.

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