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Steve Jenkins elected to Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

April 19, 2013 | Bryce Wilks

Evangel University men’s basketball head coach Steve Jenkins will be inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony on April 27, 2013.

Jenkins completed his 31st season as Evangel’s head coach last season. He is 13 wins shy of 600 career victories and, nine games into next season, will work his 1,000th game as head coach with the Crusaders.

Jenkins guided Evangel to the NAIA-II National Championship in 2002, and has won the Heart of America Conference championship six times.

His teams have appeared in 11 NAIA national tournaments including the last four. He was the NAIA-II National Coach of the Year in 2002 following his team’s 35-1 season and national championship.

In the past, Jenkins served as head coach of the baseball program. He leads all baseball coaches in career winning percentage.

He is also currently the head coach of the men’s golf program, which is the reigning conference champion. He has been named men’s golf coach of the year twice by the Heart of America Conference.

Jenkins is a 1974 graduate of Evangel University with degrees in Psychology and Physical Education. He earned a master’s degree from the University of South Florida in 1978.

In 2006, Jenkins was inducted into the Evangel Athletics Hall of Fame and entered the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame in its 2011 class.

The induction ceremony is scheduled during a banquet at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield.

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