Men's Basketball Coaching Profile


  Assistant Coach - Chad Kish

   High School:  Fox (Arnold, MO)

   College:   Southeast Missouri State University (1996)    BS - Sport Management

                   Southeast Missouri State University (1998)    BS - Physical Education

                   Ball State University (2003)                           MA - Physical Education



Chad Kish is entering his fifth season as an Assistant Coach at Mineral Area College, and has the role of Associate Head Coach.  The Cardinals have had an impressive run since he joined the staff, compiling a 91-37 record.  The Cardinals won 19 games against a tough national schedule.  Season highlights include a win over #1 ranked Cincinnati State, and winning the MCCAC Conference Championship for the third time in four seasons. 

Mineral Area finished the 2007 season three points away from the National Tournament with a 23-11 record, and were ranked as high as #2 in the National poll.  In 2006, the Cards went 28-5, including: NJCAA Region XVI Championship, Undefeated Region XVI regular-season, Undefeated MCCAC Conference Championship, ranked #13 in the NJCAA final poll, while tying a school record for wins in a season.  The Cardinals finished 21-10 and captured the 2005 MCCAC Championship.  In Kish’s four seasons at MAC, he helped to produce 2 All-Americans, 13 All-Region selections, 26 All-Conference players, and an Academic All-American.

Before coming to Mineral Area, Kish spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley. Kish assisted legendary head coach Larry Graham and the Norsemen complete back-to-back 20 plus win seasons.  Florissant Valley was an impressive 43-19 during his tenure and earned a 12th place NJCAA Final National ranking in the 2004 season.  Kish was also honored as a member of the NJCAA National All-Star Game coaching staff in 2005, helping lead Team USA to a 110-108 victory during the NCAA Final Four festivities in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Kish, originally from Arnold (Fox High School), graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor's in Physical Education.  He began his coaching career as a Student Assistant at Southeast Missouri, and spent two years working with Ron Shumate (two-time NCAA-II National Coach of the Year).  He spent three successful seasons at Scott City High School, where the Rams were 79-12 and captured three District Championships and three Conference Championships over that span. He spent a season as the Head Basketball (14-11) and Baseball Coach at Naylor High School before starting a basketball recruiting service (HoopStars Midwest). 

Kish returned to college coaching and spent a season as the Head Coach at East Central College (Union, MO). He is very proud of the fact that he has been able to place 61 of his former players in college scholarship situations at the next level.  He has four former players playing at the professional level in the United States and overseas.  Kish resides in Bonne Terre, and is the only son of Charles and Sharon Kish, of Imperial.  Kish started and successfully ran a basketball recruiting service for several years between his high school and college coaching stints.  Chad has a thirteen year-old chocolate lab that he enjoys spending time with.  His hobbies include: reading, surfing the net, softball (played in the 2005 & 2007 NSA World Series), basketball, exercising, walking his dog, and watching sports.  He also serves as the web-master for his personal coaching web-site www.coachkish.com and the MCCAC Conference.

Coaching Career:

2004-09     Mineral Area College                 Assistant Coach

2002-04     Florissant Valley CC                  Assistant Coach

2001-02     East Central College                   Head Coach

1998-99     Naylor High School                    Head Coach

1995-97     Scott City High School               Assistant Coach (3 Missouri 2A District Championships)

1993-95     Southeast Missouri State Univ.    Student Assistant