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Men’s Bask e t ball

2012-2013

Men’s Basketball

ZACH LEAHY CAM WALTON


2012-13 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Court.............Pam Evans Smith Arena (HPER Center) Capacity.........................................................................3,000 National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President........................................... Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. Alma Mater...........................Loyola University New Orleans Athletics Director.........................................Garnett Purnell Alma Mater....................................................Cheyney, 1973 Athletics Phone............................................. (937) 327-6450

Coaching Staff

Head Coach.............................................................Bill Brown Alma Mater................................................ Wittenberg, 1973 E-mail............................................. wbrown@wittenberg.edu Record at Wittenberg.......................421-121 (1993-present) Career Record..........481-220 (1982, 1984-88, 1993-present) Assistant Coach........Travis Schwab (Ohio Wesleyan, 2004) Assistant Coaches...... Matt Croci, Alan Watson, Chris Endres Student Assistant Coaches.............. Rob Metry, Bryce Agler Men’s Basketball Office................................ (937) 327-6454 Athletic Trainer................................................. Ellen Crosbie Assistant Athletic Trainer.............................Greg Schneider Assistant Athletic Trainer............................... Molly Hopkins

Men’s Basketball History

SCOT T MASIN

First Year....................................................................1911-12 All-Time Record......................................................1,653-665 NCAC Regular Season Championships.............................9 NCAC Tournament Championships....................................7 NCAA Tournament Appearances......................................26 Last NCAA Tournament Appearance............................2012 Result.........W, 63-56 vs. Birmingham-Southern (1st Round) W, 87-70 vs. Carroll (Wis.) (2nd Round) W, 58-55 vs. North Central (Ill.) (Sweet 16) L, 49-70 vs. Illinois Wesleyan (Elite 8)

Team Information

2011-12 Overall Record...................................................24-7 2011-12 NCAC Record (Finish) ............................. 14-2 (1st) Letterwinners Returning......................................................5 Zach Leahy, Scott Masin, Steven Newell, Ben Syroka, Cam Walton

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................7 Clayton Black, Alex Brandt, Michael Cooper, Michael Duffy, Sam Gardner, Josh McKee, Jacob Weide

Starters Returning................................................................1 Steven Newell

Starters Lost.........................................................................4 Clayton Black, Alex Brandt, Michael Cooper, Josh McKee

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CREDITS: 2012-13 Team Viewbook designed by John Strawn ‘07, assistant director of sports information Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04


Coaching Staff Head Coach Bill Brown Bill Brown is entering his 20th season as the head men’s basketball coach at his alma mater (’73). Brown ranks first in career coaching victories in Tiger basketball annals with an overall record of 421-121 for an outstanding .777 winning percentage. During this time, the Tigers have captured seven North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) regular season championships, four NCAC tournament titles and made 11 NCAA Division III national tournament appearances. Included in tournament play are trips to the NCAA Final Four culminating the 1993-94 and 2005-06 seasons. The Tigers finished just one game short of another Final Four trip in the 2011-12 season, advancing to the Elite Eight game. The 1993-94 season, Brown’s first at Wittenberg, was a historic one as the Tigers established a school record for wins (30) and achieved

Assistant Coach Travis Schwab

the only unbeaten regular season (25-0) in program history. The Tigers captured third place in that season’s NCAA Division III national tournament. The 2005-06 season was another banner year as the Tigers tied the school record for wins (30) on their way to another berth in the NCAA Final Four. After leading throughout the entire National Championship game, Wittenberg was defeated on a last second threepointer to finish as National Runner-Up. Prior to being named head coach at Wittenberg, Brown was an assistant coach at Ohio University (1989-93), where he served under long-time Tiger head coach and Wittenberg Athletic Hall of Honor member Larry Hunter. Brown’s previous head coaching experience was as interim head coach at Wooster College (1982-83) and head coach at Kenyon College (1984-1989). Brown also held assistant coaching positions at Wooster (1981-82), Muskingum College (197781), Miami of Ohio (1976-77) and Upper Arlington High School (197376).

Coaching Staff

Travis Schwab enters his sixth year as the full-time assistant coach for the Tigers. Schwab’s previous coaching experience included two years as a graduate assistant at Heidelberg College and as a full-time assistant at Kenyon College under head coach Matt Croci, a Wittenberg graduate and Athletic Hall of Honor member. A 2004 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Schwab is the only player in North Coast Athletic Conference history to receive First-Team AllNCAC honors for all four years of his playing career. Following his senior season in the Bishops’ uniform, Schwab was named to the prestigious National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American Team. Schwab’s 1,985 career points rank second on the OWU career scoring list and fourth on the NCAC’s all-time list.

Matt Croci Assistant Coach

Alan Watson Assistant Coach

Rob Metry Student Assistant

Chris Endres Assistant Coach

Bryce Agler Student Assistant

Head Coaching Ledger Name

Bill Brown Larry Hunter Eldon Miller T.W. Stobbs Ray Mears Bob Hamilton Ernie Godfrey Dan Hipsher Howard Maurer Joe Herman J.H. Keyser Carl Schroeder Allen Compton Ross Dean Ernie Bauer Cliff Juedes Jim Hall A. Watt Hobt Totals

Years

Seasons

Games

Wins

Losses

1994-present 19 542 421 121 1977-89 13 381 305 76 1962-70 8 197 142 55 1931-42 11 222 137 85 1956-62 6 144 121 23 1970-77 6 157 119 38 1916-17, 1919-28 11 178 101 77 1990-93 4 115 97 18 1946-52, 1953-56 9 175 79 96 1928-30 2 37 25 12 1911-15 4 49 24 25 1942-44 2 25 19 6 1930-31 1 20 18 2 1945-46 1 15 13 2 1915-16 1 14 11 3 1952-53 1 21 11 10 1944-45 1 14 9 5 1917-18 1 12 1 11 1911-present 101 2,318 1,653 665

Win Pct.

.777 .800 .721 .617 .840 .758 .567 .843 .451 .676 .490 .760 .900 .867 .785 .524 .643 .083 .713

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A HISTORY OF SUCCESS 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 1961 • 1977

3 NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Tyrone Curtis 1981 • Tim Casey 1985 • Brad Baldridge 1991

4 NATIONAL RUNNER-UPS 1963 • 1976 • 1983 • 2006

5 FORMER HEAD COACHES TO GO ON TO DIVISION I

Ray Mears - Tennessee • Eldon Miller - Western Michigan, Ohio State, Northern Iowa Bob Hamilton - Navy • Larry Hunter - Ohio, Western Carolina • Dan Hipsher - Stetson, Akron

7 NCAA DIVISION III FINAL FOUR APPEARANCES

Best in NCAA Division III History • 1976 • 1977 • 1980 • 1983 • 1987 • 1994 • 2006

9 FIRST-TEAM NCAA ALL-AMERICANS

1961 (2) • 1964 • 1980 • 1981 • 1985 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991

26 NCAA DIVISION III TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES Best in NCAA Division III History • 1975 • 76 • 77 • 79 • 80 • 81 • 82 • 83 • 85 • 86 • 87 89 • 90 • 91 • 92 • 94 • 95 • 96 • 97 • 2001 • 02 • 04 • 05 • 06 • 11 • 12

51 NCAA DIVISION III TOURNAMENT VICTORIES Best in NCAA Division III History

30 OAC AND NCAC REGULAR SEASON TITLES 19 OAC and NCAC Tournament Championships Since 1960

56 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Without a Losing Season (1956-2012)

.713 ALL-TIME WINNING PERCENTAGE Second in NCAA Division III

.785 OVERALL WINNING PERCENTAGE SINCE 1956 .876 HOME COURT WINNING PERCENTAGE SINCE 1956 1205-331 Overall Record

584-83 Home Court Record

1,653 ALL-TIME VICTORIES

Best in NCAA Division III History • 101 Years


Athletics Facilities

ROSENCRANS FITNESS CENTER

PAM EVANS SMITH ARENA

Wittenberg Athletics Facilities The Wittenberg athletic facilities, a unique blend of old and new, provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational and fitness activities. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) is the centerpiece of athletic activity. The main unit can be converted to three full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts or three tennis courts. It seats 3,000 spectators for intercollegiate athletic events, and 4,300 for concerts and other public events. A second unit houses six raquetball courts with an upper balcony for instruction and a 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a spectator viewing area. An athletic training room, locker rooms and team rooms are also located in the HPERC, which connects to the Wittenberg Field House, home of the Tigers since 1929, which houses offices and a state-of-the-art weight training facility. A 4,622-square-foot extension off the front of the HPERC opened in August 2005. The Bob Rosencrans Hall of Honor Fitness Center includes a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular equipment.

EDWARDS-MAURER FIELD

Edwards-Maurer Field and Earl F. Morris Track were renovated in 2005. EdwardsMaurer Field has a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface and Earl F. Morris Track is a 400-meter track outfitted with a similarly cutting-edge surface. The entire complex is lighted, and also serves as home to the Tiger football, track, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The David and Georgianna Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 lighted tennis courts with a Dynaflex surface. Six of the courts are lighted, including two sunken center courts with space for seating. Situated a few blocks from campus are Bill Edwards Field, which offers playing and practice fields, and Betty Dillahunt field, home of the Tiger softball team. Less than two miles from campus Carleton Davidson Stadium, which opened in 2004, is the home of Tiger baseball. Owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Carleton Davidson Stadium has seating capacity of 1,061, nearly half of which is under cover, a media center, locker rooms with showers and secured storage.

HEINZEN STRENGTH CENTER

CARLETON DAVIDSON STADIUM

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10/15 10/16 10/18 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/3 12/7 12/10 12/20 12/22 12/29 12/30 1/3 1/4 1/7 1/11 1/14 1/18 1/21 1/25 1/28 2/1 2/4 2/8 2/11 2/15 2/18 2/21 2/24 3/2 3/3 3/9 3/10

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

at U. of Windsor (Exh.) L, 71-59 at U. of Toronto (Exh.) L, 79-61 at U. of W. Ontario (Exh.) W, 83-51 Ind.-East L, 92-84 Capital W, 69-63 at Marietta L, 87-63 Oberlin * W, 69-57 at Wooster * W, 56-55 at Allegheny * W, 65-54 at Ohio Northern W, 75-66 Otterbein L, 64-61 Monmouth (Ill.) # W, 80-54 Marian (Ind.) # W, 70-50 vs. Huntingdon ^ W, 75-62 at Maryville (Tenn.) ^ W, 77-70 at Ohio Wesleyan * W, 57-55 at Kenyon * W, 71-63 Denison * W, 67-58 Wabash * W, 61-43 at Hiram * L, 65-51 DePauw * W, 66-62 at Oberlin * W, 68-56 Ohio Wesleyan * W, 66-58 Allegheny * W, 79-72 at Wabash * L, 55-49 Wooster * W, 68-62 at DePauw * W, 56-55 Hiram * W, 72-50 Kenyon + W, 73-61 Denison + L, 66-58 vs. Birmingham-Southern % W, 63-56 vs. Carroll (Wis.) % W, 87-70 vs. North Central (Ill.) % W, 58-55 vs. Ill. Wesleyan % L, 70-49

2011-12 Season

CLAY TON BLACK

* NCAC Game ^ Maryville Classic # Zimmerman Classic + NCAC Tournament % NCAA Tournament

North Coast Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion

POSTSEASON AWARDS

All-NCAC: First Team – Clayton Black Second Team – Michael Cooper Honorable Mention – Alex Brandt Coach of the Year – Bill Brown All-Great Lakes Region: First Team – Clayton Black (d3hoops.com & NABC) NCAC All-Tournament Team – Clayton Black All-Zimmerman Classic – Josh McKee, Clayton Black (MVP) All-Campbell Classic – Alex Brandt, Zach Leahy (MVP)

MICHAEL COOPER

In 2011-2012, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won 3 North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in volleyball, men’s golf and men’s basketball • Finished in the top 5 in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 12 of 23 sports • Finished 4th in the final standings for the NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned 7 NCAC Player/Performer of the Year trophies • Earned 3 NCAC Coach of the Year trophies • Placed 84 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 14 student-athletes on all-region teams and 11 on All-America teams • Earned 3 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District awards and 2 Academic All-America awards • Finished 50th in the NACDA Director’s Cup (all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by 6 teams


2012-13 Season 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Schedule 11/16 vs. Johns Hopkins ^ 6:00 PM 11/17 vs. Bluffton or Case Western Reserve ^ TBA 11/20 at Capital 7:00 PM 11/28 MARIETTA 7:30 PM 12/1 WOOSTER * 7:30 PM 12/4 at Otterbein 7:30 PM 12/8 ALLEGHENY * 3:00 PM 12/15 OHIO CHRISTIAN 3:00 PM 12/19 UC CLERMONT 7:30 PM 12/28 BETHANY (W.V.) # 7:30 PM 12/29 TAYLOR or HANOVER # TBA 1/5 OHIO WESLEYAN * 3:00 PM 1/7 at Oberlin * 7:30 PM 1/9 KENYON * 7:30 PM 1/12 at Denison * 3:00 PM 1/16 at Wabash * 7:30 PM 1/19 HIRAM * 4:00 PM 1/23 at DePauw * 8:00 PM 1/26 OBERLIN * 3:00 PM 1/30 at Ohio Wesleyan * 7:30 PM 2/2 at Allegheny * 1:00 PM 2/6 WABASH * 8:00 PM 2/9 at Wooster * 7:30 PM 2/13 DEPAUW * 8:00 PM 2/16 at Hiram * 4:00 PM

BEN SYROKA

*NCAC Game # Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic ^ Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Tournament at Case Western

To schedule a home game visit, contact Coach Brown at wbrown@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6454

SAM COLLINS

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Statement of Responsibility for Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Wittenberg Athletics Philosophy

Student-athletes are primarily responsible for balancing academics and athletics. However, recognizing the pressure that studentathletes face from competing time demands placed upon them by both professors and coaches, we establish the following statement of responsibility. The statement assumes that the student’s primary responsibility is to academic coursework and that practice sessions are always subordinate to class attendance. Students should work with advisers to schedule courses so that practices and contests are not in conflict with academic courses. Student-athletes are expected to contact professors in advance in order to resolve conflicts between class attendance and participation in athletic contests. It is recommended that student-athletes miss not more than four sessions of any class in a semester for regular season athletic contests. Permission of a Faculty Athletic Representative is required before additional excused absences will be permitted. Coaches will, as necessary, establish and maintain communications with the professors of team athletes regarding academic progress. Professors should feel free to contact coaches regarding the academic responsibilities of student-athletes.

The Wittenberg Athletic Department is an integral part of the university that strives to achieve the same standards of excellence that exist within various academic disciplines at the university. Further, the athletic department embraces the concept that the student-athletes are first and foremost students, possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body. Wittenberg University is committed to the principles and practices of amateurism, student-athlete welfare, gender equity, sportsmanship and fair play, cultural diversity and overall athletics excellence, and this commitment shall reflect in every aspect of the athletics departmental operations.

The North Coast Athletic Conference and Wittenberg University work together to encourage good sportsmanship on the court, on the field and in the stands. The Wittenberg Athletics Department expects all competitors and spectators to help maintain an open, accepting and competitive environment in order to promote positive, enjoyable experiences for all involved with Division III athletics.


2012-13 Wittenberg Men's Basketball Team Viewbook