LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

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.

Read more about Rocky Lamar.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)