Indiana University Kokomo men's basketball head coach Jace Thompson enters his second year as the head coach of the Cougars. Thompson was named the head coach in April of 2010. Everyone that was around for the first season would have to call it a success for the first year progam. The Cougars got the first win of the new program in their very first game at IU Northwest. Even though they ended with a 7-12 record the Cougars improved dramatically throughout the season and look to have a great first NAIA season Coach Thompson.
The Cougar's head coach came to IU Kokomo after having served as an assistant coach at Purdue North Central University for the 3 previous seasons. In his three years at PNC, Thompson was the top assistant and was involved in every phase of the program, including recruiting, academics, scouting, and on-floor coaching duties. Prior to his post at PNC, Coach Thompson spent one season at University of Rio Grande in the same position. His duties there also included all aspects of the basketball program, including film exchange, travel arrangements, recruiting and game day operations.
Before entering the college ranks as a coach, Thompson was an assistant coach at the high school level. He made coaching stops at Daleville High School and Culver Military Academy. While at Culver Military Academy he served as counselor for approximately 50 cadets. He also is the Academy's summer athletic director during their leadership camp for over 1300 students from all over the world.
A native of Linton, IN, Coach Thompson spent his college years at University of Southern Indiana, Ball State University, and attended graduate school at Purdue University.
Working in athletics has been a way of life for Coach Thompson. He enjoys having the responsibility of helping young student-athletes obtain degrees and become adults while coaching basketball. He looks forward to building the program here at IU Kokomo.
|Jonathon Kelly*||SO||Guard||6-2||180||Indianapolis, IN||Indianapolis Metro H.S.|
|2||Spencer Krhin||JR||Guard||6-4||215||Wabash, IN||Bethel College/Southwood H.S.|
|3||Reomey Northington||JR||Guard||Kokomo, IN||Joliet Community College/Taylor H.S|
|4||John Capps||FR||Guard||6-3||175||Kokomo, IN||Western H.S.|
|10||Aaron Knupp||SO||Forward||6-4||180||New Castle, IN||Blue River Valley H.S.|
|11||Ben Constable||FR||Forward||6-6||215||Kokomo, IN||Western H.S.|
|12||Jared Lawrence||SO||Guard||6-4||180||New Castle, IN||Blue River Valley H.S.|
|20||Parker Salinas||SO||Forward||6-3||200||Kokomo, IN||Kokomo H.S.|
|21||Jalen Tinder||FR||Forward||6-4||170||Kokomo, IN||Kokomo H.S.|
|23||Trent Murray||FR||Guard||5-11||165||Crawfordsville, IN||Southmont H.S.|
|24||Jerome Campbell||FR||Guard||6-0||175||Indianapolis, IN||Arsenal Tech H.S.|
|32||Nathaniel Carroll||SR||Forward||6-4||220||Daleville, IN||Daleville H.S.|
|41||Joby Renbarger||JR||Forward||6-7||225||Greentown, IN||Ancilla College/Eastern H.S.|
|42||Jacob Faust||SR||Center||6-8||230||Galveston, IN||Mount Saint Joseph College/ Lewis C|