Head Coach Steve Hunter

StevenHunterB.S.ELubbock Christian College, Lubbock, Texas
Master of EducationSul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas
Ed. Specialist/Sec. EdMissouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

The 2016-17 Pioneers finished with an overall record of 16-15. An upgraded schedule, including five NJCAA Division 1 schools and NJCAA Division 3 National Champion North Lake College, proved to be challenging throughout the season. 

The Pioneers averaged 94 ppg and again had five players average in double figures. Five members of the squad will continue their basketball careers at 4 year institutions including Tyler Clanton at Drury and 2nd Year NJCAA All-American Jalen Olds at Columbia College. 

The 2017-18 roster includes 13 freshmen and one returning starter in sophomore Josh Breathitt (16ppg 9rpg) from Fayetteville, Ark. Coach Hunter enters his fourth season with a 66-29 record and 36-9 home record at Pioneer Pavilion.

Coach Hunter completed a highly successful coaching career at the high school level spanning Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. His overall record of 536-254 (.678 winning %) spans 28 years including a Missouri State Championship in 2003 and five other Final Four Appearances. Hunter was a 2009 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee and Missouri Coach of the year in 1996 and 2003. 

Steve and his wife Julie have been married for 36 years and have three adult children; Jordan (4th year North Arkansas Assistant) Spencer, and Hayley.


Head Coach Steve Hunter

Jordan HunterAssistant Coach Jordan Hunter