Chris Jans

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Chris Jans
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNew Mexico State
ConferenceWAC
Record28–6
Biographical details
Born (1969-04-12) April 12, 1969 (age 49)
Fairbank, Iowa
Playing career
1987–1991Loras
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1994Elmhurst (assistant)
1994–1996Grand View (assistant)
1996–1998Kirkwood CC
1998–1999Independence CC
1999–2001Idaho (assistant)
2001–2003Howard JC
2003–2004Chipola
2004–2007Illinois State (assistant)
2007–2014Wichita State (assistant)
2014–2015Bowling Green
2015–2017Wichita State (special assistant)
2017–presentNew Mexico State
Head coaching record
Overall49–18 (college)
159–45 (junior college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
WAC regular season (2018)
WAC Tournament (2018)
Awards
WAC Coach of the Year (2018)

Christopher Paul Jans (born April 12, 1969) is an American college basketball head coach for New Mexico State. He was hired on April 17, 2017 replacing Paul Weir[1]. Jans is a graduate of Loras College, and hails from Fairbank, Iowa.

Prior to New Mexico State, Jans was hired by Bowling Green in March 2014—his first Division I job. He led Bowling Green to its most wins in 13 years. However, on March 21—shortly after losing to Canisius in the 2nd round of the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, a drunken Jans was seen engaging in lewd and inappropriate behavior toward women at a bar near campus. A Bowling Green alumnus recorded Jans on his cell phone, and was so outraged by what he saw that he reported the incident to school officials.[2] Following an internal investigation, Bowling Green fired Jans for violating a morals clause in his contract.[3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Junior college[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kirkwood Eagles (Iowa Community College Athletic Conference) (1996–1998)
1996–97 Kirkwood 25–10 NJCAA Division II National Tournament
1997–98 Kirkwood 31–6 NJCAA Division II National Tournament
Kirkwood: 56–16 (.789)
Independence Pirates (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference) (1998–1999)
1998–99 Independence 22–10 14–4
Independence: 22–10 (.688) 14–4 (.778)
Howard College Hawks (Western Junior College Athletic Conference) (2001–2003)
2001–02 Howard College 20–10
2002–03 Howard College 29–4
Howard College: 49–14 (.778)
Chipola Indians (Panhandle Conference) (2003–2004)
2003–04 Chipola 32–5 11–1 1st NJCAA Division I National Tournament
Chipola: 32–5 (.865) 11–1 (.917)
Total: 159–45 (.779)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference) (2014–2015)
2014–15 Bowling Green 21–12 11–7 3rd (East) CIT Second Round
Bowling Green: 21–12 (.636) 11–7 (.611)
New Mexico State Aggies (Western Athletic Conference) (2017–present)
2017–18 New Mexico State 28–6 12–2 1st NCAA Division I First Round
2018–19 New Mexico State 0–0 0–0
New Mexico State: 28–6 (.824) 12–2 (.857)
Total: 49–18 (.731)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

source[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mexico State hires former BGSU head coach Chris Jans". CoachesDatabase.com. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  2. ^ Wagner, John (2015-04-03). "BGSU fires first-year basketball coach Chris Jans". The Blade.
  3. ^ http://www.bgsufalcons.com/news/2015/4/2/MBB_0402150226.aspx
  4. ^ Thamel, Pete (2 April 2015). "Video shows Bowling Green coach Chris Jans slapping woman's buttocks". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-15.