2017-18 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Jason Kline

Head Coach 13th season

Bio

About Coach Kline...

  • Alma Mater: Indiana Tech
  • Playing Experience: Played four seasons at Indiana Tech
  • Record: 359-223 (overall), 219-139 at Park (All-time men's basketball coaching wins leader at Park)

 

Coaching experience before Park University...

  • 1994-1997 / Indiana Tech, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
  • 1995-1998 / Kansas Wesleyan, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
  • 1998-2005 / Indiana Tech, Head Men's Basketball Coach

 

More about Coach Kline...

  • Has guided Park University to five appearances in the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship (2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017) and made two appearances in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (Point Lookout, Mo.) with Indiana Tech, in 2003-04 and 2004-05.
  • Played at Indiana Tech for his father, Dan Kline, who was inducted in to the Indiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • Was inducted to the Indiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. 
  • Has coached eight individuals who have earned All-America designations in his 12 previous seasons at Park, including Xavielle Brown, the most recent and a three-time All-American for the Pirates who was a two-time AMC Player of the Year and an AMC Freshman of the Year honoree.
  • Current Assistant coach Gordon Stubblefield was one of Kline's five All-Americans at Indiana Tech.
  • In all Kline's All-Americans have earned 22 All-America distinctions in 19 previous seasons. He's also coached 27 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 47 All-Conference honorees and 88 Academic All-Conference award winners.
  • Has guided Park to six different 20-win seasons, five of which ended in a trip to the national tournament.
  • Awarded AMC Coach of the Year in the 2009-10 season and Independent Region Coach of the Year in 2006-07.
  • Currently serves as the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll rater for the American Midwest Conference.
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Gordon Stubblefield

Assistant Coach 13th season

Bio

Gordon Stubblefield is in his 11th season as Jason Kline's assistant men's basketball coach at Park. In his 11 seasons, he has helped Kline coach seveb different All-Americans, including three-time All-America honoree Jon Meriweather in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
 
Stubblefield played one season for Kline at Indiana Tech, earning All-America honors in 1998-99, after playing junior college basketball at Dodge City Community College.

A 1999 graduate of Indiana Tech with a degree in business management, Stubblefield currently works for First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention and recovery.

A Dodge City native, he resides in Kansas City, Mo., with his wife, Cassandra.

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BJ Watson

Assistant Coach 1st season

  • Alma Mater
    Park