Chris Lowery

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Chris Lowery
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Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1972-07-07) July 7, 1972 (age 42)
Evansville, Indiana
Playing career
1990–1994 Southern Illinois
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1997
1997–2000
2000–2001
2001–2003
2003–2004
2004–2012
2012–Present
Rend Lake College (asst.)
Missouri Southern (asst.)
SE Missouri State (asst.)
Southern Illinois (asst.)
Illinois (asst.)
Southern Illinois
Kansas State (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 145–115 (.558)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MVC Tournament Championship (2006)
MVC Regular Season Championship (2005, 2007)
Awards
MVC Coach of the Year (2005)

Chris Lowery (born July 7, 1972, in Evansville, Indiana) is an American college basketball coach currently serving as an assistant coach at Kansas State University under head coach Bruce Weber. He was previously head coach of the Southern Illinois Salukis men's basketball team. He started in the spring of 2004 and was fired on March 2, 2012.

Playing and coaching[edit]

Lowery played at Southern Illinois starting in 1990 and later became an assistant coach, eventually serving under Bruce Weber at SIU and moving with him to Illinois after the 2002–03 season. On April 9, 2004, Lowery was named the head coach of SIU's men's basketball team after Matt Painter left to become an associate head coach/head coach designate to Gene Keady at Purdue University.

On March 1, 2007, Lowery was named Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year after leading SIU to a 25–5 regular season record. A highlight win for the season was when they beat the highly ranked Butler Bulldogs on the road. The Salukis received a number-four seed in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, the highest for any Valley team since Indiana State received a 1-seed in 1979.

On April 2, 2007, Lowery signed a seven-year contract extension.[1] worth $750,000 annually.

On March 10, 2011, Chris Lowery received a vote of confidence from athletic director Mario Moccia at a joint press conference, despite Southern Illinois suffering its third season with a .500 record or below and growing pressure from fans and alumni to fire Lowery.[2]

Lowery and the Salukis finished the 2011-12 season on March 1, posting an 8-23 (5-13) record. Lowery was fired the following morning.[3]

Lowery was hired as an assistant to Bruce Weber at Kansas State on April 5, 2012.[4] Weber, who was hired at KSU after being let go by Illinois, has worked with Lowery before when the former was head coach at Southern Illinois and for one season at Illinois.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southern Illinois (Missouri Valley Conference) (2004–present)
2004–2005 Southern Illinois 27–7 15–3 1st NCAA Second Round
2005–2006 Southern Illinois 22–11 12–6 T–2nd NCAA First Round
2006–2007 Southern Illinois 29–7 15–3 1st NCAA Sweet 16
2007–2008 Southern Illinois 18–15 11–7 3rd NIT Second Round
2008–2009 Southern Illinois 13–18 8–10 5th
2009–2010 Southern Illinois 15–15 6–12 9th
2010-2011 Southern Illinois 13–19 5–13 8th
2011-2012 Southern Illinois 8–23 5–13 9th
Southern Illinois: 145–115 (.558) 77–67 (.535)
Total: 145–115 (.558)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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