State Fair CC Adds Assistant

Adam Short has been hired as the new assistant basketball coach for the State Fair CC Roadrunners.

“SFCC is one of the premier community colleges in the country,” said Short. “It will be a great opportunity to work with student athletes. I have known Coach Kevin Thomas for a long time and have a lot of respect for him. I know SFCC will be a great place to work.”

Short played college basketball and also has collegiate coaching and teaching experience.

He spent the 2014-2015 season as an assistant basketball coach at Region 16 member Missouri State University-West Plains. Short led individual skill and weightlifting workouts, worked with post players and assisted in scouting opponents. He also served as a residence hall director, supervised academic affairs for the men’s basketball and women’s volleyball programs and taught a Student Success class.

During the 2013-2014 season Short served as assistant coach at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas, where he assisted with all aspects of the program and taught Intro to Basketball Coaching.

Short was heavily involved in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League MOKAN organization. He served as head of the coaching program, helping develop youth coaches within the MOKAN organization. He created, filmed and taught drills within the system. Short scouted opponents for the EYBL MOKAN team and served as an assistant coach for the under 16 Elite MOKAN team.

Short began his coaching career in 2010-2011 as a student assistant at Avila University in Kansas City, where he also served as a graduate assistant. Avila appeared in three straight conference tournaments during his tenure. He helped lead the team to an 18-12 record during the 2011-2012 season. This was Avila’s best record in more than 10 years.

“Adam has worked at two top-notch community college programs,” said Thomas. “That was one of the things that intrigued me about him. I’ve also known him for a few years and watched him grow as an assistant. He is definitely a guy who is hungry and is going to step in and do a good job of recruiting and being a member of the Sedalia community.”

Short began his playing career at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. During his sophomore campaign, his team finished as the national runner-up. During his time at Avila he scored 1,000 points and was an All-Conference player. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Writing in May 2011. He earned a master’s degree from Avila in Organization Development in June 2013.

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