BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Michael Hopkins, Chair Jim Snider, Vice-Chair John F. O’Keefe, Secretary Cheryl Graff Jaclyn Hancock Jacob “Jake” Rendleman John W. Sanders Mandy Little, Student Trustee
OFFICERS OF THE COLLEGE
Dr. Robert L. Mees, President Mr. Brad McCormick, Vice-President for Business Services Dr. Tim Daugherty, Vice-President for Administrative Services Dr. Julia Schroeder, Vice-President for Instructional Services
John A. Logan College was created by public mandate in September, 1967. It began its first academic year in September, 1968, with 330 students enrolled. Administratively, it operated from a store-front facility in Herrin, Illinois, using various rented community facilities as classrooms. In 1969, the College acquired and occupied its permanent campus, a 161-acre tract fronting Highway 13 just west of Carterville, Illinois. A bond referendum was passed the same year to help finance the construction of the first phase of a permanent building, which was subsequently constructed and occupied in 1973. In 1981, the College passed a $6 million bond referendum to provide 60,000 square feet of new and renovated facilities, including 3 new buildings, to replace 8 interim buildings on the campus. In 1991, the College dedicated an additional 100,000 square feet of new and remodeled facilities as part of an $8.5 million project funded principally by the Illinois Capital Development Board. In 1995, the College passed a $16 million bond referendum to provide 108,000 new square feet in 6 buildings. This project was also funded principally by the Illinois Capital Development Board. The legislature approved an additional $8.4 million in construction monies in 1999; construction is underway on a Community Health Education Complex and Workforce Development Center.
The College was first accredited in 1972 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Nathan A. Ivey was the institution’s first president, serving from1968 to 1973, followed by Thomas Deem, 197374. Robert E. Tarvin was president until 1982, and Harold R. O’Neil served from 1982 to 1989. Dr. Ray Hancock served from 1989-2000. Dr. Robert L. Mees is the current president.
John A. Logan College offers a challenging education for: • excellent and outstanding students • adults who need retraining • students who need a low-cost college education • those who want to explore college and find out more about their career interests • students of any age who may not have done well in earlier school experiences • students preparing for a vocation • adults who like the stimulation of part-time learning • college-age students who want to attend a small college before transferring to a larger 4-year school • students who want to live at home while attending college • employed adults who want to attend school
The College’s Carterville facilities now include 169 acres, with extension centers in Du Quoin and West Frankfort. The College operates as a comprehensive community college under the authority of the Illinois Community College Act. It is governed by a board of trustees whose members are elected by the citizens of the district.
Dr. Robert L. Mees President Dr. Robert L. Mees became the sixth president of John A. Logan College in June of 2000. Dr. Mees came to John A. Logan College in 1991 as vice-president of the College’s Instructional Division after serving as superintendent of Carterville Unit School District No. 5 for ten years. During his tenure at John A. Logan College, Dr. Mees has been president of the Illinois Community College Chief Academic Officers and assumed a leadership role in the expansion of academic programs and in the development of the school’s very successful Center for Business and Industry. The College was ranked fifth in the nation by Rolling Stone magazine in 1998 based on research conducted by UCLA personnel at the Center for the Study of Community Colleges. Dr. Mees is a strong advocate of intercollegiate athletics, and stresses a well-balanced program with emphasis on a concern for the student-athlete. Mees also believes that a quality athletic program that emphasizes academics, responsibility, dedication, and teamwork greatly enhances the growth of the student-athlete and promotes the image of the College locally, statewide, and nationwide.
Dr. Tim Daugherty
Vice-President For Administrative services
Dr. Tim Daugherty, Vice-President for Administration, is the senior administrator for intercollegiate athletics at John A. Logan College. He holds both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Southern Illinois University. He joined the College in June 2008 after spending the past 24 years at Southeastern Illinois College where he was also served as the senior administrator for intercollegiate athletics. In addition to athletics, he oversees the College’s offices of Admissions, Assessment, Financial Aid, Placement, Transfer, Student Success Center, Community Relations, Continuing Education, and the Center for Business and Industry. A native of Herrin, the 1974 graduate of Herrin High School is a member of the Tiger Hall of Fame in both basketball and football. “John A. Logan College has always been an example of excellence in the classroom and on the playing field,” Daugherty said. “My primary concern is that our student athletes and all students have opportunities to succeed and be competitive in both academics and athletics.”
In May 2001, long-time Volunteer baseball coach Jerry Halstead became the first new athletic director at John A. Logan College in 21 years, replacing John Sala, who retired after serving in that capacity since 1980. A native of Carterville, Halstead attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. While attending SIU, Halstead pitched for the Saluki baseball team for three years, helping win Missouri Valley Conference championships and participating in the NCAA Tournament. In the fall of 1982, he began his career at Logan as the assistant baseball coach. He took over as head baseball coach after one season and also served as the assistant men’s basketball coach for three years. Halstead has built the baseball program into one of the top programs in the country. The Volunteers annually rank among the elite in community college baseball. They won the Great Rivers Athletic Conference title in 2001, 2002, and 2004. They also won Region 24 championships in 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 2002 the Vols went on to finish seventh at the NJCAA World Series. During the 1990s, Logan posted four straight national top-ten finishes and earned four conference titles. Fourteen former Volunteers are currently playing professional baseball. Halstead has produced 10 NJCAA All-Americans and routinely leads the nation in players signing at four-year schools. While his main focus has been on baseball throughout most of his career, Halstead became Logan’s coordinator of athletics in the fall of 1995. In that position, he dealt with all aspects of the Athletic Department and is now in charge of all seven college sports (baseball, softball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, and volleyball). Halstead and his wife, Kathy, reside in Carterville. They have two sons, Jason and Aaron, and one daughter, Jennifer. 1
Mark Imhoff Head Basketball Coach Mark Imhoff is in his 16th season as head men’s basketball coach at John A. Logan College. In the past 15 years, the Volunteers have posted solid records under his direction, winning Region 24 Tournament titles in 1999 and 2000 and the GRAC championship in 2007 and 2010. His record is 303-178. Before assuming his current position, he served as the assistant coach for the Volunteers for 10 seasons. The team compiled a record of 214-118 during that time. Imhoff, a native of Murphysboro, attended John A. Logan College and played baseball for the Volunteers from 1975-77. He transferred to Eastern Illinois University and graduated with a B.S. in physical education in 1979. While at Eastern, he worked as a student assistant for the Charleston High School basketball program. Upon graduation from EIU, he worked as an assistant coach for basketball and football and as head baseball coach at Sparta High School before returning to graduate school in 1982. He graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky with a master’s degree in education/counseling and worked as an assistant baseball coach at MSU until 1983. Before coming to Logan, he was the head basketball coach and guidance counselor at DeLandWeldon High School in Illinois.
Kyle Smithpeters Assistant Basketball Coach Kyle Smithpeters is in his fourth year as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Logan. Before joining the Volunteers, he served as an assistant men’s basketball coach for one season at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, Illinois. Born in McLeansboro, Illinois, Smithpeters moved with his family to Harrisburg when he was 12. After graduating from Harrisburg High School in 2001, he attended Southeastern Illinois College where he played basketball for two years. The Falcons compiled a record of 55-6 during that time and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament, reaching the Final Four. In 2004, he transferred to Southern Illinois University where he was a part of two Missouri Valley Conference championship Saluki basketball teams. He graduated from SIU with a bachelor’s degree in history education in 2006. He and his wife, Carrie, reside in Harrisburg. Smithpeters has now taken a job as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Missouri State University.
2010-2011 Men’s Basketball Roster No. 5 10 12 15 21 23 24 30 32 33 44
Name Ht. Josh Anderson 6-2 Deshawn Clay 6-3 Parfait Kipasa 6-0 Anthony Shoemaker 6-6 Nathaniel Butler 6-6 Stan Simpson 6-10 Quashawn Carpenter 6-5 Matt Smithpeters 5-11 Connell Crossland 6-7 Kevin Spears 6-0 Alex Brown 6-10
Wt. 195 190 180 180 205 235 200 165 190 185 190
Athletic Director: Jerry Halstead College Enrollment: 6,787 Conference: Great Rivers Athletic Conf. Team Name: Volunteers Colors: Blue & Gray
Yr. SO FR FR FR SO SO FR SO SO FR FR
Pos. SG SG PG SF G C SF PG SF G C
Hometown (High School) Chicago, IL (Simeon) Gary, IN (West Side) Dallas,TX (God’s Academy) Joliet, IL (West High) Dorado, P.R. (M.E.C.A.) Chicago, IL (Simeon) Eutaw, AL (Greene Co.) Harrisburg, IL (Harrisburg) St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood East) Glenbard, IL (Glenbard West) Herrin, IL (Herrin)
Head Coach: Mark Imhoff Assistant Coach: Kyle Smithpeters 2009-2010 Record: 24-7 Phone: 618-985-3741, Ext. 8369 www.jalc.edu
2010-11 Men’s Basketball
Front row (L to R): Deshawn Clay, Matt Smithpeters, Kevin Spears, Aaron Petrowich (student manager), Josh Anderson, Tre Creamer, Parfait Kipasa Back row (L to R): Assistant Coach Kyle Smithpeters, Quashawn Carpenter, Anthony Shoemaker, Stan Simpson, Alex Brown, Connell Crossland, Nathaniel Butler, Head Coach Mark Imhoff
#5 JOSH ANDERSON Position: Shooting guard Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 Year: Sophomore Hometown (High School): Chicago, IL (Simeon)
#10 DESHAWN CLAY Position: Shooting guard Height: 6’3” Weight: 190 Year: Freshman Hometown (High School): Gary, IN (West Side)
#12 PARFAIT KIPASA Position: Point guard Height: 6’0” Weight: 180 Year: Freshman Hometown (High School): Dallas, TX (God’s Academy)
#15 ANTHONY SHOEMAKER Position: Small forward Height: 6’6” Weight: 180 Year: Freshman Hometown (High School): Joliet, IL (West High)
#21 NATHANIEL LIND BUTLER Position: Shooting guard Height: 6’6” Weight: 190 Year: Sophomore Hometown (High School): Dorado, Puerto Rico (Meca)
#23 STAN SIMPSON Position: Center Height: 6’10” Weight: 235 Year: Sophomore Hometown (High School): Chicago, IL (Simeon)
#24 QUASHAWN CARPENTER Position: Small forward Height: 6’5” Weight: 200 Year: Freshman Hometown (High School): Eutaw, AL (Greene Co.)
#30 MATT SMITHPETERS Position: Point guard Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 Year: Sophomore Hometown (High School): Harrisburg, IL
#32 CONNELL CROSSLAND Position: Small forward Height: 6’7” Weight: 190 Year: Sophomore Hometown (High School): St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood East)
#33 KEVIN SPEARS Position: Guard Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 Year: Freshman Hometown (High School): Glenbard, IL (Glenbard West)
#40 ALEX BROWN Position: Center Height: 6’10” Weight: 190 Year: Freshman Hometown (High School): Herrin, IL
WHERE HAVE THEY GONE? Recent players who have gone on to 4-year colleges and universities.
Dirk Herdes - Eastern Illinois University Matt Brooks - Lindenwood University John Thomas - Fontbonne University Tim Rose - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Reggie Tillitt - Fontbonne University Carl Vault - Harding University Nathan Sexton - Bellarmine University Eric Burdsall - Lees-McRae College Martin Brothers - University of Southern Indiana Ameer Watts - Missouri Southern State College David Cruse - Missouri Southern State College Jason Wright - University of Indianapolis Tedrick Rance - Kendall College Michael Frazier - Indiana University-Southeast Darius Wylie - Spartanburg Methodist College Jonathan Webb - Eureka College Eric Smith - Marshall University Josh Swain - Gannon University Kevin Spicer - Alabama State University Andre Thomas - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Blake Hall - Coker College Cordell Jeanty - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville John Patterson - Fontbonne University Andy Kissel - Oakland City University Julius Whitehead - McKendree College Ty Johnson - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Melvin Hall - University of Southern Indiana Anthony Cawthon - Judson College Robert Broughton - Gannon University Jimmy Williams - Alderson-Broaddus College Vincent Ateba - Missouri Southern State University Mike Davis - University of Illinois-Springfield Josiah Miller - University of Central Missouri D.J. Posley - University of California, Santa Barbara Nathan Schumacher - University of Southern Indiana Lucas Steijn - Idaho State University Brooks Taylor - University of Central Arkansas Norman Wells - Hawaii Pacific University Jarvis Walker - University of Kentucky Chris Parks - Drury University Matt Lander - Western Illinois University Jesse Perry – University of Arizona Lazeric Jones – UCLA Kenny Harris - University of Evansville Russell Moore - University of Albany Devonte Maymon - Youngstown State University Jeff Jackson - Central Arkansas Andre Clark - Texas Christian University Antwond Roshell - Louisiana Tech
Highest Final Score by Logan Highest Combined Score Highest Number Free Throws Shot - One Game Best Shooting Percentage from Field Lowest Final Score by Logan Lowest Final Score by Opponent Most Points Scored by Individual Opponent Best Free Throw % by Individual Opponent Best Regular Season Record Most Consecutive Wins Best Home Record Best Conference Record Highest Team Average Offense Highest Field Goal Percentage Largest Margin of Victory
Year 1969-1970 1970-1971 1971-1972 1972-1973 1973-1974 1974-1975 1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978 1978-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981-1982 1982-1983 1983-1984 1984-1985 1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989
W/L 7/12 9/12 5/17 13/9 20/4 13/12 19/4 12/11 7/19 18/8 24/5 23/7 14/15 12/16 16/13 16/14 21/11 22/11 18/15 18/15
Coach Jerry Bechtel John Sala John Sala John Sala John Sala John Sala John Sala Ron Gregory Ron Gregory Bob Brown Bob Brown Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman
Year 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
W/L 29/5 18/15 19/13 22/11 22/11 25/11 19/13 16/16 22/10 23/11 18/16 18/13 17/15 15/17 17/14 26/7 21/10 27/5 18/14 22/10 24/7
Coach Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Tom Ashman Mark lmhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff Mark Imhoff
Individual Statistics • 12 Games or More Leading Scorer, Two Years Leading Scorer, One Year Best Per Game Average Best Field Goal Shooting Percentage Best Free Throw Percentage Most Points in One Game Leading Rebounder (off.) Leading Rebounder (def.) Best Team Rebounder Most Rebounds Per Game Average Most Rebounds in One Game Most Recoveries Most Assists Most Recoveries in One Game Most Free Throws Attempted in One Game Most Free Throws Made in One Game Most Consecutive Free Throws Most Field Goals in One Game Most Three-Point Field Goals in One Game
Tim Brown (‘86 - ‘88) Cordell Jeanty (‘03 - ‘04) Cordell Jeanty (‘03 - ‘04) Larry AbeIl (‘70) Mark Thornton (‘86 - ‘87) James Mackey (‘71) John Jackson (‘90) John Jackson (‘90) John Jackson (‘90) Steve Toler (‘74) Arte Preston (‘88) John Jackson (‘90) Ameer Watts (‘01) Denny Dziadus (‘70) David Beggs (‘72)
1330 pts. 749 pts. 24.2 ppg .704% .876% 42 pts. 179 210 389 13.0 26 86 221 11 20
David Beggs (‘72) Mark Thornton (‘86 - ‘87) Cordell Jeanty (‘03 - ‘04) Russell Jupiter (‘91)
15 24 18 9
Logan vs. Scott AFB 1/22/71 Logan vs. Shawnee 12/20/86 Logan vs. Kaskaskia 1/16/70 Logan vs. Mineral Area 11/14/87 Logan vs. Rend Lake 2/26/81 Logan vs. Rend Lake 2/26/81 Algie Neal - Lake Land (1971) Nail - Western Kentucky Tech. (1971) 12-13 (8 attempts or more) 1989 - 1990 1974 & 1985 1980 - 1981 1979 - 1980 & 1980 - 1981 1980 - 1981 1980 - 1981 Logan vs. State Comm. College (1986)
147 pts. 255 pts. 43 pts. .636% 24 pts. 17 pts. 57 pts. 29 - 5 12 13 - 0 8-0 93.0 .535 92 pts.
2009-2010 Menâ€™s Basketball Schedule and Results Record: 24-7 Date 11/03/09 11/06/09 11/07/09 11/11/09 11/12/09 11/17/09 12/01/09 12/04/09 12/05/09 12/07/09 12/10/09 12/12/09 1/04/10 1/06/10 1/09/10 1/13/10 1/16/10 1/18/10 1/23/10 1/27/10 1/30/10 2/03/10 2/06/10 2/10/10 2/13/10 2/20/10 2/22/10 2/24/10 2/27/10 3/04/10 3/05/10
Opponent Place Results Mineral Area College H W, 77-74 New Creations Prep H W, 98-51 Brehm Prep H W, 89-83 Vincennes University A L, 88-78 Ernst Prep School H W, 107-51 Three Rivers Community College H W, 79-56 Mid-Continent University H W, 116-47 Southern Sports Academy H W, 110-53 Meramec College H W, 80-51 Mineral Area College A L, 75-60 Three Rivers Community College A L, 85-60 Vincennes University H L, 81-80 New Creations Prep H W, 88-66 Lake Land College* A W, 77-75 OT Rend Lake College* A W, 72-67 Olney Central College* H W, 68-57 Wabash Valley College* H W, 87-78 OT Kaskaskia College* A W, 89-76 Lincoln Trail College* H W, 83-64 Southeastern Illinois College* A W, 80-72 Southwestern Illinois College* H W, 80-76 Lake Land College* H W, 86-70 Rend Lake College* H W, 95-49 Olney Central College* A W, 81-78 Wabash Valley College* A W, 92-85 Lincoln Trail College* A W, 74-65 Kaskaskia College* H W, 86-82 OT Southeastern Illinois College* H L, 72-70 OT Southwestern Illinois College* A L, 69-62 Region 24 Tourn. v. Lincoln Trail A W, 97-74 Region 24 Tourn. v. Southeastern IL A L, 98-74
*denotes Great Rivers Athletic Conference Game 11
Volunteers Sports Network The Volunteers Sports Network is in its 30th year of operation, providing play-by-play and color commentary on John A. Logan College basketball for the district and surrounding community. John A. Logan College is happy to have WXAN 103.9 FM as its primary radio station. Tom Ferris, Mike Murphy, Ron Hines, John Homan, and Roger Medlen serve as announcers for the Volunteers Sports Network.
Other Media Covering the Volunteers
Newspapers: Daily Journal - Eldorado Du Quoin Evening Call - Du Quoin Herrin Spokesman - Herrin Daily Republican - Marion The Murphysboro American - Murphysboro The Planet - Metropolis Southern Illinoisan - Carbondale Daily American - West Frankfort Carterville Courier - Carterville
Television: WSIL - TV3 - Carterville KFVS - TV12 - Cape Girardeau (MO) WPSD - TV6 - Paducah (KY) WSIU - TV8 - Carbondale
Great Rivers Athletic Conference
In August 1982, competition began in a newly organized league of community colleges in Illinois. Charter members of the league included the following: John A. Logan College, Kaskaskia College, Southeastern Illinois College, Rend Lake College and Wabash Valley College. All the institutions were located near the two great rivers in Illinois, the Mississippi and Ohio Riversâ€”thus the name Great Rivers Athletic Conference was adopted. In 1985, current members Olney Central College and Southwestern Illinois College joined the GRAC. In 1988, Lincoln Trail became a GRAC member. Lake Land College joined the conference in 2005.
John A. Logan College Carterville, IL
Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL
Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
Lincoln Trail College Robinson, IL
Olney Central College Olney, IL
Rend Lake College Ina, IL
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg, IL
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
Wabash Valley College Mt. Carmel, IL
2010-2011 Menâ€™s Basketball Schedule Date Opponent
November Fri...5 John A. Logan Classic Sat...6 John A. Logan Classic Mon...8 Three Rivers Community College Fri...12 Penn Valley Community College Mon...15 Lewis & Clark College Sat...20 Moberly Area College
H H H A H A
6/8 p.m. 1/3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
December Fri...3 John A. Logan Invitational Sat...4 John A. Logan Invitational Sat...11 Three Rivers Community College
H H A
6/8 p.m. 1/3 p.m. 7 p.m.
January Mon...3 Wed...5 Sat...8 Mon...10 Wed...12 Sat...15 Wed...19 Sat...22 Wed...26 Sat...29
Lewis & Clark College Moberly Area College Rend Lake College* Kaskaskia College* Olney Central College* Wabash Valley College* Lincoln Trail College* Lake Land College* Southeastern Illinois College* SouthwesternIllinois College*
A A H A A H H A H A
7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m.
February Wed...2 Rend Lake College* Sat...5 Kaskaskia College* Wed...9 Olney Central College* Sat...12 Wabash Valley College* Wed...16 Lincoln Trail College* Sat...19 Lake Land College* Wed...23 Southeastern Illinois College* Sat...26 Southwestern Illinois College*
A H H A A H A H
7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m.
* denotes Great Rivers Athletic Conference Game Home games are in bold.