Midway University has announced the hiring of Mike Poindexter as the head coach of the Midway University men’s basketball program.
“Words can’t explain how I’m feeling right now, I woke up and realized that I’m the head coach at Midway University,” said Poindexter. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be in the position I’m in, and I’m looking forward to getting started. Go Eagles!”
Poindexter – who becomes the second coach in the history of the Midway men’s basketball program – takes the reigns following one season as the head coach at Rust College. He led the Bearcats to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Tournament and coached the GCAC Newcomer of the Year.
Prior to his stop at Rust, Poindexter was the head coach at OnPoint Academy in El Reno, Okla. following a stint as the Associate Head Coach at Texas A&M University Texarkana.
He helped lead the Eagles to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in program history. They finished runner-up in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Tournament while finishing the season ranked No. 17 in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Poindexter – who oversaw recruiting at Texas A&M Texarkana – helped bring in the program’s first NAIA All-American.
During the 2019-20 season, he served as the Assistant Coach at McCook Community College, where he helped the Indians win the NCCAC Championship and advanced to the second round of the region tournament for the first time since 2013.
Before his stop at McCook Community College, Poindexter was the assistant coach at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. He helped lead the Rams to the conference tournament for the first time in program history while recording the most wins in a season since 2009.
Poindexter’s first stint as a head coach came at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as the Interim Head Coach during the 2017-18 campaign. He led the Saints to an Elite Eight appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
He also coached at Ancilla Community College (2013-15) and Pima Community College (2012-13) after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Indiana Tech. In those two seasons, the Warriors won more games than in the previous five years in the program.
Before getting into coaching at the collegiate level, Poindexter enjoyed tremendous success as a head coach in the Memphis Blazers AAU program. He twice helped lead the Blazers to a top five finish in the country.
Coach Poindexter obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana Tech.