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.