MINERAL AREA COLLEGE
Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Luke Strege
The Mineral Area College Board of Trustees on June 11 approved the hiring of Luke Strege (pronounced STREGG-ee) to the coaching position of the men’s basketball program. The position was vacated this summer when Corey Tate joined MU’s basketball program as assistant coach.
Strege will be the fourth coach in the history of the program. He comes to the Park Hills, Mo., community college having finished his fifth season as the assistant men’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University. While at Eastern Kentucky, Strege helped guide the Colonels to an Ohio Valley Conference Championship in 2014 and a berth to the NCAA National Tournament. Eastern Kentucky’s 49 wins from 2012-2014 are the most during any two-year period in program history.
Before arriving at Eastern, Strege served six years on the staff at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. In 2009-2010, Strege helped the Hawks finish 23-9 overall while climbing to as high as #10 in the Division II national polls. Quincy earned a spot in the 2010 NCAA Division II Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. In 2007-2008, Strege was promoted to Quincy’s associate head coach. In Strege’s six seasons at Quincy, the Hawks posted six consecutive winning seasons and advanced to four NCAA Division II Tournaments.
Strege began his collegiate coaching career in 2000-2001 as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia. He then spent two more years as a graduate assistant at Western Kentucky University (2001-2003). Before moving to Quincy, Strege served as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Towson University in Baltimore in 2003-2004.
Mineral Area College Athletic Director Chad Mills said he and others are “thrilled” to have Strege on board. “Luke brings fifteen years of experience at the Division I and Division II level,” Mills said. “More than his ability to coach, we’re excited about the high character that Luke brings to MAC. He is a great family man and he will do an outstanding job of representing both the community and the college.”
Strege graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1999 with bachelor’s degree in marketing. He and his wife Christine, are proud parents of Mason, Griffin, and Jaxon.
University of Georgia (Graduate Assistant, 2000-2001)
Western Kentucky (Graduate Assistant, 2001-2003)
Towson (Assistant Coach, 2003-2004)
Quincy (Assistant Coach- Associate Head Coach, 2004-2010)
Eastern Kentucky University (Assistant Coach, 2010-2015)
Assistant Coach - Marcus Scott
High School: Proviso East (Maywood, IL)
College: Mineral Area College A. A. (2008)
Georgia Southwestern University B.S. (2011)
Central Methodist University M.S. (2013)
Marcus Scott is in his 4th season as an assistant coach for the Mineral Area basketball team. In his first season as an assistant coach the Cardinals won the Region 16 title and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament. Marcus was a standout player in his two years in the program. He was a key member of the basketball team for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 season. Scott came to MAC after transferring from NCAA DII Lewis University (Romeoville, IL).
Scott is a 2005 graduate of Proviso East High School, where he played for Coach David Chatman. The Pirates finished 28-5 in 2005, winning a Regional and Sectional Championship and the West Suburban Conference title. Scott helped lead PEHS to a #4 National ranking during his senior campaign by averaging 17.6 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 3 APG, and 2 SPG. He earned West Suburban All-Conference honors twice, was the Team MVP, the Sectional MVP, and named the Sun Times "Player of the Week" four times.
While at MAC, Marcus was a 1st Team All-Conference and All-Region 16 performer for the Cardinals. The Cardinals were very successful during his time here as a player finishing 2nd and 3rd in Region 16 while winning the MCCAC Conference title his sophomore year.
After MAC, Marcus attend Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, Georgia where he was an All-Conference selection in basketball for Mike Leeder.
Marcus works part-time at the college as a member of the Wellness Center staff. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Georgia Southwestern University and he has a Master's Degree in Education from Central Methodist University.
Assistant Coach - Greg Majchrzak
Greg Majchrzak is entering his first year as an assistant for the Mineral Area Basketball team. Prior to Mineral Area he was the Video Coordinator and Assistant Director of Basketball operations at the Citadel under head coach, Chuck Driesell.
Majchrzak is a 2013 graduate of Hilbert College where he graduated with a BS in Political Science and earned the schools highest academic award in that field. Majchrzak was also a starter on the basketball team.
Majchrzak and his father founded The Skills Academy in Pennsylvania Working with Elite varsity players in Northwestern and Western PA area. He also served as an assistant under his father at Seneca High School while taking a year off to rehab a shoulder injury.