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2020-2021 Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time Score Record
Thu 1/21  Strength 'N Motion Prep BCAC 6:00 PM 96-63 W 1-0
Sat 1/23  RPA College Prep BCAC 2:00 PM 115-59 W 2-0
Tue 1/26 vs Lamar BCAC 6:00 PM 91-74 W 3-0
Fri 1/29 @ Western Oklahoma State JV Altus, OK 3:00 PM 115-55 W 4-0
Sat 1/30 vs CT Prep BCAC 4:00 PM 91-86 W 5-0
Tue 2/2 @ Lamar Lamar, CO 6:00 PM (MTN) 79-76 W 6-0
Mon 2/8  vs #7 Odessa* BCAC 6:30 PM 79-76 L 6-1 (0-1)
Thu 2/11 @ Midland* Midland, TX 7:30 PM 84-51 W 7-1 (1-1)
Sat 2/20 vs Clarendon* BCAC 3:45 PM 89-78 L 7-2 (1-2)
Mon 2/22 vs New Mexico Military Institute* BCAC 6:30 PM 81-74 W 8-2 (2-2)
Thu 2/25 vs Howard* BCAC 7:30 PM 73-66 W 9-2 (3-2)
Mon 3/1 @ #1 South Plains* Levelland, TX 7:30 PM 103-75 L 9-3 (3-3)
Wed 3/3 vs On Point Academy BCAC 3:00 PM 92-53 W 10-3 (3-3)
Thu 3/4 vs West Texas All-Stars BCAC 6:00 PM 106-79 W 11-3 (3-3)
Mon 3/8 @ #5 Odessa* Odessa, TX 6:30 PM 105-74 L 11-4 (3-4)
Thurs 3/11 vs Midland* BCAC 7:30 PM 71-55 W 12-4 (4-4)
Sat 3/13 @ Howard* Big Spring, TX 3:45 PM 94-83 L 12-5 (4-5)
Mon 3/15 vs Western Texas* BCAC 7:30 PM 70-61 W 13-5 (5-5)
Thurs 3/18 @ Clarendon* Clarendon, TX 7:30 PM 101-99 L 13-6 (5-6)
Mon 2/22 vs New Mexico Military Institute* Roswell, NM 6:30 PM (MTN) 101-90 L (OT) 13-7 (5-7)
Sat 3/27 @ Western Texas* Snyder, TX 7:30 PM 85-67 L 13-8 (5-8)
Mon 3/29 vs #1 South Plains* (Sophomore Night) BCAC 7:30 PM 84-63 L 13-9 (5-9)
Sun 4/4  vs New Mexico Military Institute% Lubbock, TX 7:30 PM 78-65 W  14-9 (5-9)
Mon 4/5 vs Western Texas% Lubbock, TX 8:00 PM 85-79 L  14-10 (5-9)

*WJCAC Conference Game
%WJCAC Tournament Game


2020-2021 Roster

  No. Name Height Class Position Hometown
1 DJ Richardson 6'0 SO G Rockledge, FL
3 Aiden Gair 6'3 FR G Williamsport, PA
4 Lance-Amir Paul 5'11 SO G Kingston, Jamaica
5 Jalen Collins 6'7 SO G/F Blackwood, NJ
10 Jovan Savic 6'10 FR C Belgrade, Serbia
11 Jaheim Tanksley 5'10 FR G Edison, NJ
13 Manny Bell 6'4 FR G Newark, NJ
21 Aljosa Kovacevic 6'6 FR G/F Novi Sad, Serbia
22 Hugh Edmo 6'0 SO G Wadsworth, NV
23 Adeola Seun 6'9 FR C Lagos, Nigeria
33 Woody Therenciel 6'9 FR C Petit-Goave, Haiti
34 CJ Ray 6'5 FR G/F Four Oaks, NC
Coaching Staff

Chris Hackett

Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach/Athletic Director
College: Missouri Southern State University
Hometown: Sheffield, England

Chris Hackett begins his eleventh year as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Frank Phillips College. In addition to his coaching duties, he also serves as the college's Athletic Director and as an instructor in the Physical Education department. This past season, despite difficult circumstances, he led the team to a 14-10 record and the quarterfinals of the Region V Tournament.

In 2018 he recorded his 100th win at FPC, leading him to be named the National Junior College Coach of the Week. It also saw former Plainsmen Alize Johnson selected by the Indiana Pacers in the NBA draft, making him the programs first ever draft pick!

In 2016 he led the team to one of the best seasons in school history, compiling a 22-9 record and earning a place in the Region V Tournament for the first time in a decade. He also became the winningest coach in school history and was named a finalist for the National Junior College Coach of the Year.

Under his leadership the Plainsmen increased the number of overall wins and conference wins for five consecutive seasons, and recorded wins over nine nationally ranked opponents. In 2014 he was also named the head coach of the West team in the Region V All-Star Game, which went on to win 149-133.

In ten years he has coached twenty-four All-Conference players, two All-Region players, and three Academic All-Americans. Fifty-two of his players have moved on to four-year schools, including thirty at the NCAA Division I or II level. More importantly, thirty-three of his sophomores have graduated with their Associates Degree. He has also established a successful summer camp program, with over 120 campers spending a week of their vacation in the Plainsmen gym each year!

He came to FPC after spending five years as the associate head coach at NCAA program, Florida Tech. During his time there, the Panthers produced one of the best turnarounds in school history, including a twenty win season, a school record 11-0 start and being ranked as high as #11 in the nation. They also recorded six wins over teams nationally ranked in the top 25. He coached three All-Freshman players, the 2009 Freshman of the Year, eight All-Conference players, four All-Region players, the 2011 Region Player of the Year, and the school’s first All-American in twenty years! Individually, in 2007, he was named as one of the top ten assistant coaches in the country by

Prior to arriving at Florida Tech he spent two years as an assistant coach at Neosho County Community College in Kansas and before that, one year as the head coach at Sarcoxie High School in Missouri.

A native of Sheffield, England, Hackett attended Sheffield College for three years, leading them to a National Championship in 1999, before playing one year at Allen Community College, (KS) to finish his collegiate career. He also played club basketball in England for eight years and competed in international tournaments in France and Greece. He is regularly involved in basketball throughout Europe and was a featured speaker at the Future Stars International Coaching Conference in London, where he appeared alongside former LA Laker, Slava Medvedenko and the national team coaches of Denmark, Ukraine, Sweden and the Netherlands. He has also directed several basketball camps, including the Folgaria Basketball Camp in Italy, where the coaching staff included the legendary Rollie Massimino and the NBA’s Mike Fratello. He has had numerous coaching articles published by basketball journals in both Europe and the United States.

Coach Hackett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Missouri Southern State University and a Master’s degree in the same field from Pittsburg State University, (KS).

Brandon Rielly

Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
College: University of the Southwest, NM
Hometown: El Paso, TX

Brandon Rielly begins his fifth year at Frank Phillips College and is involved in all areas of Plainsmen Basketball. Prior to coming to FPC, he spent two years as an assistant coach at the University of the Southwest in New Mexico. During his time at USW, he helped the program to its most successful season in school history and coached an All-American. He began his coaching career there after his USW playing career ended. He played three years for the Mustangs and helped rebuild the program.

Estevan Sandoval

Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
College: University of New Mexico
Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

Coach Sandoval joins Coach Hackett’s staff for the 2021-22 season and is entering into his fifth year of college coaching. Coach Sandoval brings with him a winning pedigree, with 41 wins over the last two seasons, and numerous recruiting ties. 

During the 2020-21 season Coach Sandoval served as an Assistant Coach at Western Texas College where he assisted the Westerners to a 15-8 record and the WJCAC Tournament Championship. Sandoval established himself early at Western Texas, recruiting three of the teams six leading scorers. Most notably the team’s leading scorer and rebounder Isaac Mushila (Texas A&M Corpus Christi). Sandoval helped develop Mushila over the last two years and Mushila went on to lead Region V in Rebounds and FG percentage. 

In 2019-20, he helped lead the Gillette Men’s Basketball team to a 26-6 record in his first season with the Pronghorns. The Pronghorns completed their season with a 13-1 record at home and sent three players to Division I schools, (Bradley Akhile, Tarig Eisa, and Mason Archambault). Mason and Brad were both 2nd team All Region IX.  Sandoval’s primary responsibilities included recruiting, player development, scouting, and other tasks pertaining to the success of the Gillette Men’s Basketball Program.

Coach Sandoval also brings with him experience at the Division I level after completing his Graduate Assistantship for the New Mexico Lobos Men’s Basketball team. He previously served as a student manager from 2013 to 2017. His first season as a student manager for the Lobos, the team won a Mountain West Championship (2013-14). While with the Lobos his primary roles were coordinating travel, meals, statistics, and overseeing the teams' six managers. He assisted with social media platforms, the "6th Man" booster club, summer camps, and video editing. In addition, Sandoval assisted coaches with scouting reports, compiling recruiting databases, and scheduling recruits.

Sandoval completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management and completed his graduate degree in Physical Education at The University of New Mexico. Sandoval is a Santa Fe, New Mexico native, where he played basketball for the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

Statistics & Links

FPC Men's Basketball Accomplishments






Lance-Amir Paul
DJ Richardson

James McNeil
Majok Madol

Marcus Brown
Marquise Kindel
James McNeil

Knowledge Darby
Kwame McBean
Kent Thomas

Isaiah Palmer

Alize Johnson
Lucious McKay
Roderick Harris

Stan Whittaker
Alize Johnson

Darrell "Pooh" Robinson
Chris Tawiah

Ronald Scott
TaQuan McDew
Earl Hill
Greg Nelson

Ronald Scott
TaQuan McDew


Lance-Amir Paul

Alize Johnson

Josh Jenkins

DeAndre Rice
Jerome Richardson


Jovan Savic (Academic)

Taylor Cox (Academic)

Mattia Caffisi (Academic)

Josh Jenkins

DeAndre Rice
Jerome Richardson

FPC Plainsmen Men's Basketball


FPC Men's Basketball History

1991-1992 Matt Ellis 5-23
1992-1993 Matt Ellis 5-20
1993-1994 Matt Ellis 5-20
1994-1995 Matt Ellis 4-25
1995-1996 Shanon Hays 19-10
1996-1997 Blake Brown 17-11
1997-1998 Blake Brown 12-17
1998-1999 Blake Brown 10-18
1999-2000 Blake Brown 20-8
2000-2001 Steve Payne 18-11
2001-2002 Steve Payne 11-20
2002-2003 Elwyn McRoy 7-23
2003-2004 Lou Gudino 15-14  
2004-2005 Lou Gudino 25-4
2005-2006 Chad Kline 12-13
2006-2007 Chad Kline 21-10
2007-2008 Chad Kline 15-15
2008-2009 Chad Kline 2-28
2009-2010 Chad Kline 20-10
2010-2011 Vu Phan 11-19
2011-2012 Chris Hackett 10-20
2012-2013 Chris Hackett 14-16
2013-2014 Chris Hackett 15-15
2014-2015 Chris Hackett 17-13
2015-2016 Chris Hackett 22-9
2016-2017 Chris Hackett 14-16
2017-2018 Chris Hackett 12-18
2018-2019 Chris Hackett 13-13
2019-2020 Chris Hackett 14-16
2020-2021 Chris Hackett 14-10
Chris Hackett 145-146
Chad Kline 70-76
Blake Brown 59-54
Lou Gudino 40-18
Steve Payne 29-31
Shanon Hays 19-10
Matt Ellis 19-88
Vu Phan 11-19
Elwyn McRoy 7-23
Team Photo 2

FPC Men's Basketball - Where did they go?


Majok Madol - South Carolina State University

James McNeil - University of Montevallo, AL

Taylor Cox - Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Ebuka Nnagbo - Felician University, NJ

Carl Campbell - University of Pikeville, KY


Marcus Brown - University of California-San Marcos

Romario Spence - University of Montevallo, AL

Destiny Stanley - University of Minnesota-Crookston

Mattia Cafisi - Wayland Baptist University, TX

Paul Eromosele - Wiley College, TX

DeAndre Johns - Cardinal Stritch University, WI

Marquise Kindel - Ramapo College of New Jersey


Kwame McBean - University of Arkansas at Monticello

Kent Thomas - Southwest Baptist University, MO

Knowledge Darby - Langston University, OK

Jeremy Betjol - Wayland Baptist University, TX

Justin Milstead - St. Mary's College of Maryland



Milija Cosic - Saint Francis College, NY

Isaiah Rose - Kennesaw State University, GA

Isaiah Palmer - Glenville State College, WV

Quadire Truesdale - University of the District of Columbia

Anthony Stove - Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Aaron Curry - Cumberland University, TN

Levante Britt - Cumberland University, TN


Alize Johnson - Missouri State University

Lucious McKay - University of Texas - Permian Basin

Roderick Harris - University of Texas - Permian Basin

Jordan Dingle - Lander University, SC

LeRon Smith - Stillman College, AL

Kyle Wilson - Wiley College, TX


Quame Edwards - Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Rokas Paulauskas - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Stan Whitaker - Northwood University, FL

Joe Lester - Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Japhet Davis-Sophis - Huston-Tillotson University, TX


Chris Tawiah - Texas A & M - Corpus Christi

Emmanuel Johnson - Montana State University - Billings

Chris Hall - Ohio Valley University, WV

Darrell "Pooh" Robinson - Texas Wesleyan University


Greg Nelson - Florida A&M

Taquan McDew - Texas A&M-Kingsville

Ronald Scott - Texas A&M-Kingsville

Akeem Johnson - Florida Tech

Earl Hill - Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Demetrius Lafontant - Thiel College, PA

Alex Zivkovic - Mid-America Nazarene University, KS

Jordan Whelan - Mid-America Nazarene University, KS


Mike Evans - Texas A&M-Kingsville

James Boonstoppel - Mount Mercy University, IA

Melvin Robinson - St. Thomas University, FL