Jeff Boschee is in his first season as the head coach of the Missouri Southern basketball program after serving four seasons as an assistant and associate head coach. He was named the head coach of the Lions on July 1, 2014.
Since Boschee has arrived at Southern, the Lions have went 86-34, made four concecutive MIAA tournaments and had trips to three of the last four NCAA Division II postseason tournaments, while claiming the 2010-11 MIAA regular season championship, and the 2013-14 post-season tournament championship. The 2010-11 team set the MIAA record for conference wins in a season with 19.
Under Boschee's leadership, former Lion Skyler Bowlin was the MIAA's Player and Defender of the Year in 2011. He was a first-team All-MIAA, All-Region and All-American selection, being named to three different All-America teams. He was also the Region Player of the Year and a finalist for the National Player of the Year. Bowlin signed a professional contract to play basketball in the German Pro League after completing his eligibility and has since moved on to playing in Denmark.
Boschee spent three years at the Barstow School in Kansas City where in 2010 his team went 22-4. He had multiple players named All-Conference and All-District and helped guide two of his players to college scholarships under his tutelage.
He was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 1999-2000 and was a third team All-Big 12 pick his senior season. He helped lead the Jayhawks to a Final Four appearance in 2002 and previously held the conference record for three pointers made in a career with 338. He holds the Kansas record for three's made in a career and is second all-time in games started.
After graduating from KU with a Bachelors degree in Sports Management, Boschee played professionally in the USBL, ABA and Europe.
He and his wife, the former Jamie Simpson, have two daughters, Mary Rose and Julia Rae.
Nick Bradford is entering his second year as an assistant coach with the Missouri Southern men's basketball team. He will be primarily responsible for coaching the post players for the Lions.
In his first season with the Lions, Southern went 25-6, and won the 2014 MIAA Tournament Championship. The team advanced to the NCAA Tournament and finished the season in the round of 32 against eventual National Champion Central Missouri. Post players Jordan Talbert and Slim Magee were both named to the MIAA All-Defensive Team and Magee was named the MIAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Magee also set the MSSU single-season record for blocks.
Bradford came to Southern after two seasons as an assistant coach at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kan. Bradford helped lead Labette to back-to- back winning seasons and back-to-back 10-win conference seasons. In 2012-13, he helped the Cards to a third place Jayhawk Eastern division finish, the highest finish for any Labette men’s basketball program in over two decades. Bradford helped recruit and develop three All-Jayhawk Conference players, two All-Region VI performers, and has helped send seven players to four-year institutions in just two seasons.
During his time at Labette, Bradford was also the head assistant coach for the Kansas City Run GMC AAU basketball organization. With Run GMC, he helped coach and develop numerous division I basketball players including Dominique Collier and Tory Miller (Colorado), Travis Jorgenson (Georgia Tech) and Conner Frankamp (Kansas).
Bradford came to Labette after completing an
eight-year professional basketball career both in Europe and in the
states. After graduating from Kansas, he played for the 2002 ABA
champion Kansas City Knights before going overseas for the rest of
his career. He had playing stops in France, Iceland, Finland,
England and Romania. Some of his honors in Europe include the 2005
MVP of the finals in Iceland, the 2008 All-Import Team in France
and 2009 Import Player of the Year in Iceland.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Kansas, Bradford was a college teammate of current Lions' Head Coach Jeff Boschee, playing for coach Roy Williams. A four-year letterwinner at Kansas, Bradford was a team captain in 2000 and was given the Phog Allen MVP award that year, as well. He helped the team to three-straight Big 12 titles from 97-99 and was an All-Big 12 selection his senior season.
A native of Fayetteville, Ark., Bradford was a Parade All-American at Fayetteville High School. He earned his bachelor degree of general studies in African & African-American studies from the University of Kansas and is married to the former Brittani Bond. Nick and Brittani have a son, Quenci (8) and Nick has another son, Isaiah (3).
Sam McMahon is in his first year as an assistant coach with Missouri Southern after serving the past four years on the staff at Missouri State including the last three for former MSSU Assistant Coach Paul Lusk.
He served two seasons as the director of basketball operations for the Bears and as the team's video coordinator for the two seasons prior.
A standout prep player at Jefferson City (Mo.) High,
McMahon spent a year at Bridgton (Maine) Academy and then played
four years as a Division I standout at the University of Delaware
During his time at Delaware, McMahon earned four letters, was team captain his senior season (2007-08) and earned Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic second team honors twice. He earned a spot on the CAA Commissioner's Honor Roll and averaged 10.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists his junior season. He ranked second in the CAA in free-throw percentage (.840) his senior campaign and was third in three-point shooting (.444). He scored 20 or more points five times during his collegiate career, reeled off a streak of 16 straight double-figure scoring games, and earned his team's Most-Improved Award his junior season.
On his way to earning a degree in Sports Management (May 2008), McMahon was also on the Dean's List at Delaware and played in over 100 games. After his tenure with the Blue Hens, he spent three months interning at Wilmington University in New Castle, Del., where he worked on scouting, fundraising and video coordination.
He later landed an assistant coaching spot at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., and spent two years at CMU, helping the team to a combined 52-15 record in that span. Central Methodist made a pair of NAIA National Tournament appearances, claimed a Heart of America Conference regular-season title in 2009-10 and led the nation in three-point accuracy (.423) in 2009-10. CMU was 24-8 in 2009-10, finished with a No. 13 national ranking, and gave up just 60.7 points per game.
McMahon posted a perfect 4.0 GPA at CMU in earning his Master of Education in May 2010.
The 29-year-old joined the MSU staff in 2010-11 for coach Cuonzo Martin and was part of the Bears' 26-9 season that culminated in a 15-3 MVC record and the school's first-ever Valley regular-season title for the Bears.
He has worked numerous basketball camps and clinics since 2008, including Tennessee, MSU, Creighton, Delaware and others. His duties included video exchange with opponents for scouting purposes, academic monitoring of players, directing team travel, practice coordination, game equipment and budgeting.
McMahon and the former Holly Wade were married on September 8, 2012.
Johnston is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Missouri Southern men's basketball program.
A native of Kincaid, Kan., Johnston was a four-year starter at Crest High SChool where he averaged over 16 points per game and scored more than 1,300 points in his career. He holds the school record in career steals.
Johnston played collegiately at Cloud Community College for a season, before transferring to Baker University where he was a three-year letter winner. He helped Baker to the NAIA Division I National Tournament in his first season when the team finished 21-12 overall. His senior season, Johnston was a team captain and averaged ten points per game, while shooting 92 percent from the free-throw line.
A career 43 percent three-point shooter, Johnston was also a stellar student, where he double majored in both secondary education and history.
Johnston has worked many basketball camps including those at Kansas and Oral Roberts, as well as putting on his own high school camp.
He is single and resides in Joplin.