2013-14 Men's Basketball

2013-14 Men's Basketball

Record: 6-22 Home: 3-11 Away: 3-10 Neutral: 0-1 KCAC: 4-14
Chris Fear
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Chris Fear - Head Coach - 3rd Season
Head Coach
Phone: 785.827.5541 ext 3134

Chris Fear has been the Men's Basketball coach at Kansas Wesleyan University since March, 2011.


Fear wants complete success for the student-athletes in his charge. He emphasizes that student-athletes should work to become the best players they can be on the court and the best scholars they can be in the classroom.


Before Kansas Wesleyan, Fear was most recently at Midland University in Fremont, Neb., where he served as an assistant coach after spending the previous ten seasons as head coach at Dana College in Blair, Neb. Dana abruptly closed on June 30, 2010, due to financial difficulties after 126 years.


Fear inherited a program at Dana that had won just 30 percent of its games in school history and led the Vikings to their highest winning percentage of any decade in school history. During his last three seasons as head coach, the Vikings defeated eight nationally ranked opponents and had a .513 winning percentage outside of GPAC play. He coached two NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-Americans, 27 All-Conference selections and 23 NAIA Scholar-Athletes while at Dana. His teams had 20 straight semesters with a grade point average over 3.0.


Prior to Dana, Fear spent four seasons at Calvin College (Mich.) as head assistant for the men's basketball program. During his tenure at Calvin, the Knights were 82-27 overall and twice won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship, and also won the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2000.


As a player, Fear prepped at Clay Central - Everly (Iowa) where he was named an All-Iowa State performer. He continued onto an excellent playing career at the University of Sioux Falls before joining the Calvin College staff.


Fear graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Social Science from Sioux Falls in January, 1996, and continued on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education from Western Michigan University in 1999.


Fear and his wife Kari have three children Alix, Emma and Madison.

2013-14 Men's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Chase OwenSRG5-8165Salina, Kan.Kansas State - Salina
3Dane BrinkerSRG6-1175Seneca, Kan.Nemaha Valley HS
4Michael JohnsonJRG6-1185Alice, TexasAlice HS
12Tramaine TwittySOG5-8140Fort Riley, Kan.Junction City HS
14Brock BorovetzJRG6-0175Parsons, Kan.Parsons HS
20Dylan HidalgoSOG6-0175Tucson, Ariz.Rincon HS
22Dominique JohnsonFRG5-11160Fort Worth, TexasSaginaw HS
24Tracer PaulSOG5-11170Osage City, Kan.Osage City HS
30Braxton SteinFRF6-3170Frisco, TexasHeritage HS
32Kyle RothFRF6-4190Edmond, Okla.Edmond Memorial HS
34Joey LongSOF6-5205Broken Arrow, Okla.Broken Arrow HS
35Jacob LunzFRF6-6195Wakefield, Neb.Wakefield HS
40Garret PasoldJRF6-6220Norfolk, Neb.Wayne State College (Neb.)
42Robert CowanJRF6-4210Goodland, Kan.Goodland HS
50Nick BoehlerJRF6-8230Leawood, Kan.Johnson County CC (Kan.)
Chris Fear - Head Coach - 3rd season
Nate Thies - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Cameron Jackson - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Jeff Schwerdtfager - Student Assistant - 1st season
2013-14 JV Men's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Trenton EdwardsFRG6-2170Balch Springs, TexasWest Mesquite HS
2Layne ShirleyFRG5-10170Council Grove, Kan.Council Grove HS
10Zach KoppelmannFRG6-2190Burden, Kan.Central HS
15Cole LoewerFRF6-3165Burden, Kan.Central HS
21Ian StewardSOG6-1140Waverly, Kan.Waverly HS
22Drake WoehleckeFRG5-10170Hiawatha, Kan.Hiawatha HS
32Jordan WahlmeierSOF6-3185Norton, Kan.Norton Community HS
33Orion HughesFRF6-2195Tucson, Ariz.Mountain View HS
Nate Thies - Head Coach - 3rd season
Jeff Schwerdtfager - Student Assistant - 1st season