Phone: (432) 264-5044

Email: sraines@howardcollege.edu

Scott Raines enters his seventh year as the head coach of the Howard College Men’s Basketball program. Raines is entering his fifteenth year with Howard College, having served in several different roles, from assistant coach with the men’s basketball program, to Fitness Center director, to Dean of Students, and most recently District Registrar. He has previous collegiate coaching stops at Moberly Area Community College, Midland College, University of Oklahoma (Men and Women), Alderson Broaddus College, and Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

In six years under Raines, the Hawks are 126-57 with four Region V tournament appearances and one conference championship. The Hawks are coming off a 18-8 season and a third place finish in the conference standings in 2018-19. The 2018-19 season was highlighted by a win at national runner-up Ranger College and a 65-56 home win over national quarter-finalist Odessa College. The Hawks were 22-9 with a regional quarter-final appearance in 2017-18.  In 2016-17 after a slow start to the year, the Hawks finished strong to qualify for the postseason and capped it off with a first round win over 29-1 (7th ranked) McLennan College. In 2014-15, the Hawks were co-conference champions (24-8, 13-3) and the Region V tournament runner-up. Along the way, the Hawks beat the NJCAA national tournament runner-up and third place team. In 2013-14, Raines led the team to a 24-8 (11-5 conference) record and a semifinal appearance in the Region V tournament.

37 players in five years under Coach Raines have moved on to play at the university level:

The Hawks were led from 2004-2013 by Mark Adams, currently an assistant at Texas Tech University. Adams led the Hawks to the 2010 National Championshhip along with 2006 and 2013 trips to the national tournament.  Adams tenure included three seasons of 30 wins or more and two NJCAA national players of the year, Charles Burgess in 2006 and Jae Crowder (currently with the Boston Celtics) in 2010.

Raines is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts in Edmond, Oklahoma. He played collegiately at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado and Oklahoma Christian. He is married to Kelly Raines (Howard College Softball Coach) and they have a thirteen year old son, Austen.