OFFICIAL: Campbell Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Sam Houston State

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Following up on some “dirt” that I posted back on 5/18 (Sam Houston State Dirt)….

Sam Houston State men’s basketball head coach Jason Hooten has announced the addition of former Dodge City Community College head coach Kyle Campbell to his staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming season.

“We are excited about the addition of Kyle to our program,” Hooten said. “He brings a wealth of experience and winning tradition as a head coach and an assistant. He has great recruiting ties all over the country and I have been very impressed with his on-court student-athlete interactions.”

Campbell recently completed his fifth season as head coach of the Conquistadors, finishing the 2016-17 season with an overall record of 20-11 and a third-place finish in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. That also included a berth in the NJCAA Region VI Tournament. Sophomore Josh Boutte, who will also join the Kats for 2017-18, was selected as a first-team All-KJCCC athlete and NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American after averaging 15.8 points and 11.7 rebounds per game under the direction of Campbell.

During his time as head coach at Dodge City, Campbell amassed an overall record of 92-66 and led the 2015 squad to the NJCAA Region VI Tournament Championship game for the first time in 33 years. His teams put together three consecutive 20-win seasons and also posted the highest GPA in the league.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to be able to join Coach Hooten and his staff at Sam Houston,” Campbell said upon his official hiring. “My family and I are very excited to become a part of the Bearkat and Huntsville community.”

Before coming to Dodge City, Campbell spent six successful seasons as an assistant coach at Coffeyville Community College. While at Coffeyville, the Ravens had a combined record of 164-43. Campbell helped lead Coffeyville to four Jayhawk East conference championships in his six-year tenure and two Region VI tournament championships, while helping lead the ravens to third- and fifth-place finishes at the NJCAA National Tournament. During his six years at Coffeyville, he coached two Jayhawk East MVPs, 20 all-conference players and 11 all-region players.

Under his direction, 12 Conquistadors have signed with Division I programs with another 14 signing while at Coffeyville.

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