Here is a look at the basketball resume of new Bowling Green men's basketball coach Chris Jans ...
|2003-04||Chipola [Fla.] JC||Head||32-5||11-1|
WICHITA STATE: This past season Jans helped the Shockers post a 35-1 record, winning the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles. Wichita State earned the school's third consecutive NCAA tournament bid. ... In 2012-13 the Shockers also earned an NCAA tournament berth and made a Cinderella run to the Final Four before losing to eventual national champion Louisville. ... In 2011-12 Wichita State won the MVC regular-season title and received an NCAA tournament bid. ... In 2010-11 the Shockers won the post-season NIT with five victories, including wins over Washington State and Alabama at Madison Square Garden. .... In 2009-10 Wichita State played in the post-season NIT, and in 2008-09 WSU played in the CBI post-season tournament.
CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE: Jans led the Indians to a 32-5 record in his only season as head coach of the school, which is located in Chipola, Fla. The team won its first Panhandle Conference title in 10 seasons with an 11-1 mark, claimed its first Florida Community College Athletic Association state title in 16 years and finished sixth in the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament.
HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Jans spent two seasons at this school, which is located in Big Spring, Texas. In 2002-03 he led the Hawks to a 29-4 record and the No. 15 ranking among NJCAA schools, after reaching a peak of No. 2 during the season.
KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Jans spent two seasons at this school, which is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1996-97 he inherited a team that was 11-20 and led the Eagles to a 25-10 record, winning NJCAA Division II Region XI coach of the year honors. Kirkwood won the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference title and the Region XI title and advanced to the NJCAA Division II national tournament. ... in 1997-98 Jans led the Eagles to the ICCAC title, a regional title, and the NJCAA Division II national title, finishing 31-6. He again was voted Region XI coach of the year and added the NJCAA D-II national coach of the year award.
LORAS COLLEGE: Jans played four seasons at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He was a three-year starter for the Duhawks and served as a captain his senior season. Jans scored 707 points in 25 games his senior year for an average of 28.3 points per game. He made 133 3-pointers in 1990-91, averaging 5.3 3's per contest. His 133 3-pointers and 5.3 per game were both Division III national records for a single season; currently he stands 13th all-time on both lists. Jans also holds the Iowa Conference single-season record with 93 3-pointers in league games. He was voted All-Iowa Conference first team and NABC All-West Region his senior year, and he finished with 1,206 career points. Jans was inducted into the Loras College athletics hall of Fame in 2010.
HEAD COACHING CAREER: Jans has a 159-45 record as a head coach.
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