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Head Coach: Gene Bess

Assistant Coach: Brian Bess

Assistant Coach:  Bryan Sherrer

 

 

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES     
1st 1979 1992              
2nd 1994 2010              
3rd 1978                
4th 1971 1973 1990 2008          
5th 1980 1995              
7th 1981 1984              
dnp 1987 2003 2007  2012          
                   
MIDWEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 
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1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1992 1993* 1994
1995 1998 1999* 2000 2001* 2002 2003 2004 2005* 2007
2008*  2009  2010*  2012  2015*  2016      

 

 * = Co Champions

NJCAA REGION 16 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Raiders have an outstanding program, having compiled a record of 1,310-415 in 50 seasons of existence. We have won two national championships, one in 1979 and one in 1992. The Raiders have appeared in 17 NJCAA championship tournaments, with eleven top 5 finishes. Three Rivers Head Men's Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Gene Bess is a two-time National Coach of the Year. He has averaged almost 27 wins per season in his 46 years as head coach. The Raiders have won the Missouri Region 16 tournament 23 times and also won the MCCAC (previously known as the MJCAC) championship 36 times during his tenure. The Raiders have one of the best winning traditions in junior college basketball. Order the book titled, "Gene Bess College Basketball's Winningest Coach" at www.genebess.com.We have also sent several talented players on to Division I schools, including NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell, who played here in 1988-90 before transferring to the University of Alabama.