Central Missouri men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson is in his 8th season as head coach of the Mules and he has already closed in on the school’s record for most coaching victories. With a win tonight against Emporia State, Anderson will tie Tad C. Reid who had a record of at 178-110 for a .618 winning percentage.
Reid coached from 1923-1938 and won back-to-back national titles in his final two seasons. Anderson has an average of 22.6 wins per season and is the only coach in school history to lead the team to the Division II Final Four twice. Anderson ranks eighth among active D-II coaches with a .747 winning percentage.
So far this season, the Mules are 19-1 with their lone loss coming at home against Ft Hays State who is ranked third in the nation, but that could change following losses to Northwest Missouri State and Missouri Western. Tonight’s matchup with Emporia State has the Mules riding a seven game winning streak and sitting back on top of the MIAA conference where the Mules have had the most wins over the past seven seasons with 89.
Missourinet contributor Greg Echlin caught up with Anderson who talked about becoming a head coach and what it will mean for him to grab the all-time record which could happen this Saturday at Washburn if the Mules can take care of the home court.
Listen to Mules’ coach Kim Anderson.