Timmons added to WJU MBB coaching staff

William Jessup University Head Coach Lance Von Vogt is adding to his coaching staff as the 2021-22 season rapidly approaches. On the heels of six consecutive seasons in the NAIA Top-25, Von Vogt has announced the hiring of Travis Timmons as the latest addition to the Jessup sideline.
“Travis is a young but seasoned basketball coach,” said Von Vogt. “He naturally fits the culture that we work hard to build in our program. One of service, care, sacrifice, and humility. “
Timmons will join assistant coach Bryce Jacobson. Before taking the position with the Warriors, Timmons spent the past two seasons at NAIA school Saint Katherine University.
“I’m super excited to be a part of William Jessup University and the men’s basketball program,” said Timmons. “I’m ready to get to work, and am glad to be working alongside Lance and Bryce and to continue to strengthen my faith.”
Von Vogt shared the excitement, adding, “We are excited to get our staff back to full strength and are excited about what Travis brings to the table and the benefits our players will experience.”
Before his stint with Saint Katherine, Timmons spent time coaching at Arizona Western College and four years as the lead assistant at Eastern Arizona College.
Timmons and Von Vogt have several close ties in their coaching background. Timmons played college basketball at Southeastern Oklahoma State University under head coach Kelly Green, Von Vogt’s former boss, when he was an assistant at Arizona Western nonetheless. When Timmons was with Eastern Arizona, he worked under Maurice Lietzke; another head coach Von Vogt worked under at AWC.
Von Vogt spoke to Timmons’ resume, adding, “Travis comes highly recommended from every one of his previous stops as a coach and even as a player.  The unique thing is I have a personal relationship with each of the people he has played for, worked with, and worked under. Each one of them is someone that I deeply respect. Kelly Green, Kevin Williamson, Kyle Isaacs, Charles Harral, and Maurice Lietzke.”
The Jessup men’s basketball program has been able to piece together success in each of the eight seasons under Von Vogt. The Warriors hold a .591 winning percentage during that time. In addition, they have reached the GSAC Championship game once and earned two at-large bids to the NAIA National Tournament.
On joining the success of the Warriors, Timmons added, “I thought this was a good opportunity for myself. At this point in my career, I felt it was the right move to take this opportunity and leave Saint Katherine. Lance seems like a first-class guy. Jessup seems like a first-class university. I am happy to be offered the position.”
Jessup produced a 10-5 record in 2020-21, the program’s sixth consecutive winning season, backed by an eight-game win streak that lasted between January 12 – February 13.


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