Hunter departs Lakeland CC; Named Head Coach at NAIA SMWC

Mike Hunter will become the new men’s head basketball coach for the Pomeroys. Coach Hunter comes to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio, where he has been the head coach since 2019. In his three years at Lakeland, he led the team to the OCCAC Conference championship, was the Regional XII Champion, qualified for the national tournament, had a 20-win season and reached a No. 2 national ranking, the highest ever for the program.

“I am thrilled to be joining Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and am looking forward to continuing to build the new men’s basketball program. I am excited to be a part of Pomeroy athletics and can’t wait to get to know the players and to hit the recruiting trail,” said Hunter.

Before his time at Lakeland, Hunter was the associate head men’s basketball coach at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio and served as the assistant coach at Urbana University, Goshen College and Heidelberg University.

Hunter, born in Columbus, Ohio, received his master’s degree in education from Heidelberg University and his bachelor of science degree from Ohio Northern University. He is married to Kerrie, and they have an eight-year-old daughter, Kendall.

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