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Wendell Smith
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Head Coach - 2nd Season

Coach Smith is entering his second year at Graceland University as Head Men's JV Basketball Coach for the Yellowjackets. Last season Coach Smith led the JV Jackets to a 11-11 record (7-1 HAAC) and a conference championship to finish the year. After a strong finish last season, Coach Smith expects this years team to be better and continue to move forward.

Experience

Coach Smith began his coaching career at Ridgeway High School (Ridgeway, MO), where he was the head jr. high boys and girls/varsity coach. During his stint at Ridgeway the Owls compiled a record of 13-6 (jr. highs) and 10-5 (varsity). The varsity also were co-conference champions for the 2006-2007 season. After Ridgeway, Smith was an assistant for Men's basketball at Graceland and the following year moved on to Central Decatur where he was head jr. high girls coach (9-2 overall) for the 2008-2009 season and assistant boys coach/head jv coach (11-19 overall) for the 2009-2010 season.

Honors

At Ridgeway, Smith produced 2 all-conference players and 1 honorable mention.

Coach Smith played 4 seasons at Graceland University where he was an all-conference player in the 2005-2006 season. Smith graduated from Midland Lee High School (TX) in 2001 where he was a two-time all district team member and numerous tournament mvp honors.

Education

Smith earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education/Health K-12 and Special Education 5-12 in 2006 from Graceland. He will complete his master's degree in Instructional Leadership at Graceland University this spring.

Personal

Coach Smith and his wife Tiffany reside in Lamoni and are the proud parents of their daughter Jacinda, son Josiah and dog Duce.

 
 
2011-12 JV MEN'S BASKETBALL BLUE Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
RSSamuel Ansong*FRF6-3180Lamoni, IALamoni, IS
RSJustin Davis*FRG5-10185Orlando, FLVictory Prep Christian Academy
RSGreg Ekong*FRG6-2195Brighton, EnglandInternational School of Kenya
RSTaylor Eoff*FRG5-10155Gilman City, MOGilmlan City HS
RSCyril Guien*FRG6-3195Kansas City, MOCentral HS
RSOrlando Johnson*FRG6-2190St. Louis, MOImagine College Prep
RSDarnell Welch*FRG5-10180Milwaukee, WIPius XI HS
1Jordan JonesFRG5-11180Clarkston, WACharles F Adams HS
2Paris MooreFRG6-1150Chicago, ILRichards Vocational HS
4Twydell LoveJRG5-10 Raytown, MORaytown HS
5Rand HazeltonSOG5-11175Monroe, IAPCM HS
5Galen SydneySOG5-11175Mississauga, Ont.Saint Joseph Secondary
13Jake DoyleSOG6-0190Hastings, IAEast Mills HS
13Billy WendtFRG/F6-3210Bethany, MOSouth Harrison HS
24Zach MooreSOG6-0165New Virginia, IAI-35 HS
25Chris SnyderJRG6-0160Cowgill, MONorth Central CC
33Tyler SeymourFRF6-4190Lamoni, IALamoni HS
* Redshirt
Coaches
Wendell Smith Image
Head Coach
2nd season
 
Dwayne Melton Image
Assistant Coach
3rd season
 
 
 
2011-12 JV Men's Basketball Blue Schedule
 
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Nov. 4 | 4:00 PM
Highland CC
Kansas City, KS
KCKCC Classic
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Nov. 5 | 6:00 PM
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City, KS
KCKCC Classic
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Nov. 9 | 7:00 PM
Quakerdale Prep School
New Providence, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Nov. 18
North Central Missouri College
Trenton, MO
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Simpson College
Nov. 26 | 2:00 PM
Simpson College
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Central College
Nov. 28 | 7:30 PM
Central College
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Grand View University
Dec. 1 | 7:00 PM
Grand View University
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Southwestern CC
Dec. 3 | 2:00 PM
Southwestern CC
Creston, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
William Penn University
Dec. 4 | 2:00 PM
William Penn University
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Missouri Valley College
Dec. 5 | 7:00 PM
Missouri Valley College
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Jan. 6 | 8:00 PM
North Central Missouri College
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Jan. 8 | 5:00 PM
Quakerdale Prep School
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Culver-Stockton College
Jan. 9 | 7:00 PM
Culver-Stockton College
Canton, MO
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Grand View University
Jan. 12 | 7:30 PM
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Missouri Valley College
Jan. 18 | 7:00 PM
Missouri Valley College
Marshall, MO
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Central Methodist University
Jan. 20 | 7:00 PM
Central Methodist University
Lamoni, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
William Penn University
Jan. 22 | 2:00 PM
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)
Jan. 31
TBA
TBD
JV HAAC Tournament Jan. 31-Feb 7
Canceled 0-0 (HAAC 0-0)