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‪Scott Raines enters his ninth year as the head coach of the Howard College Men’s Basketball program. Raines is entering his seventeenth 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 eight years under Raines, the Hawks are 154-79 with five Region V tournament appearances and one conference championship. The Hawks are coming off a 12-8 season and a third place finish in the conference standings in 2020-21. The 2020-21 season was highlighted by a 61-60 win over number one ranked South Plains College in the semi-finals of the postseason conference tournament.

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

Mike Asante- Academy of Art University
Andrija Blatanic- Academy of Art University
Demeco Blue- Texas A & M International
Malik Brikat- University of Texas-Permian Basin
Srdjan Budimir-Texas A & M Commerce
Niels Bunschoten- Indiana State University
Jevon Burton- Graceland University
Travis Charles- University of Albany
Andre Ferguson-Cal State Monterey Bay
Will Ferguson- St. Mary’s (TX) University
Cameron Fields- Our Lady of the Lake University
Christian Fields- Our Lady of the Lake University
Sam Finley- University of Mississippi (Ole’ Miss)
Dom Fragala- Delaware State University
Rob Gray- University of Houston
Derrick (DJ) Green- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Garrick Green- Coastal Carolina University
Malcolm Green- Erskine College
Mike Harden, Jr.- Southern University
Jeremy Hayes- University of Louisiana (Lafayette)
Jake Heese- Utah Valley University
Isaiah Hobbs- University of Texas
Jake Hutchings- Chaminade University
Darius Johnson- LSU Alexandria
Matt Johnson- St. Bonaventure University
Shawn Jones-UMass Lowell
Gonzalo Munoz- Concordia University(TX)
Diamond Onwuka- St. Cloud State University
David “Pepe” Joseph- Bowling Green State University
Jose Libanio- Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Amari McCray- University of Pacific
Kuba Niziol- Cal-Poly
Reggie Oliver-Quinnipiac University
Jack Pagenkopf- Dixie State University
Shaquille Preston- Prairie View A & M
Eric Reed- Southeast Missouri State University
Kelvin “KJ” Riley- Evansville University
Dante Scott- Mississippi Valley State University
Lis Shoshi- University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Ricquail Smoot- Hampton State University
Nic Thomas- Norfolk State University
Lacey Watson- Alderson Broaddus University
Eric Weary- University of Houston

The Hawks were led from 2004-2013 by Mark Adams, currently the head coach at Texas Tech University. Adams led the Hawks to the 2010 National Championship 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 Phoenix Suns) in 2010.

Raines is a graduate of the 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 forteen-year-old son, Austen.