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Head Coach: Andrew Baker
Contact: [email protected] / (605) 668-1501
Professional Bio: Coach Baker enters his second season at the helm of the Men's Basketball program. This will be Baker's fourth season with the Lancers and second as head coach. Baker started his playing career at Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO. He was a member of the OJC men's basketball team for two seasons where he was fortunate enought to play for respected coaches Tim Moser and Houston Reed. Coach Baker transferred to Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO where he played from 2007-2010 for Coach Jeff Culver. While at JWU, Baker was part of two NAIA National Tournament teams that won back-to-back A.I.I. Conference Championships. Baker was a two time all-conference performer, 2010 A.I.I. player of the year and a 2010 NAIA All-American. Coach Baker resides in Yankton, SD.
Assistant Coach: Nick Mabbutt
Contact: [email protected] / (605) 668-1543
Professional Bio: Coach Mabbutt enters his second year with the Lancers as an assistant coach to Andrew Baker. Originally from Milton Keynes, England. Nick came to the United States to attend Northeast CC where he was a member of #18 nationally ranked team. After earning a scholarship to continue his playing career at the University of South Dakota he transferred to Concordia St. Paul to complete his senior year. Mabbutt obtained a degree in Exercise Science and has coached with the Minnesota Magic AAU program and Sanford Power Academy.
Assistant Coach: Sam Holden
Contact: [email protected] / 605-668-1543
Professional Bio: Coach Holden will enter his first season with the Lancers as an assistant coach to Andrew Baker. Sam spent last six seasons with Black Hills State University. From 2008-2010 he was a student assistant coach before assuming his role as a graduate assistant coach for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Most recently Holden spent the last two seasons as the full-time assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets. Sam graduated from Black Hills State with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science in 2010 and earned his Master's Degree in Strategic Leadership in May of 2012. Prior to joining the Yellow Jackets, Holden played basketball and ran cross country for two seasons at Presentation College and was a volunteer assistant for the men's basketball program at the University of South Dakota for one season. Holden graduated from T .F. Riggs High School in Pierre, South Dakota where he played both basketball and football for the Governors.