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Gene Bess

Head Men's Basketball Coach
Address:
2080 Three Rivers Blvd
Poplar Bluff Mo 63901

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Telephone: 573-840-9611

Fax: 573-840-9058

Information: Gene Bess is entering his 44th season at Three Rivers. His career record is 1169-331. He is the all time most winning Junior College coach. He has led the Raiders to two national championships in 1979 and 1992. He has twice been recognized as NJCAA National Coach of the Year, Region 16 Coach of the Year 21 times, and MCCAC Conference Coach of the Year 20 times. He is a member of the Poplar Bluff Sports Hall of Fame, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, and NJCAA Hall of Fame. The biography titled: “Gene Bess- College Basketball’s Winningest Coach” is available at www.genebess.com.

Gene and his wife, Nelda have two children, Janell Hartmann and Brian, who is the Raiders assistant coach, and four grandchildren, Taylor Hartmann, Kolby Bess, Kiley Bess, and Bryelle Hartmann. He teaches Lifetime Wellness, Basketball Coaching Techniques, History and Principles of Physical Education, and Varsity Basketball. Gene really enjoys teaching in the classroom and on the basketball court.

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