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.
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.
Jamahl DePriest is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Missouri Southern men's basketball program.
He comes to Southern after serving as an assistant coach at Langston (Okla.) University for the past season. This past year, Langston finished the season with a 16-11 overall record, while ranking seventh in the NAIA in three point defense, tenth in defensive rebounds and in the top 50 in seven other categories.
Prior to Langston, DePriest served as an assistant coach at Coffeyville Community College for two seasons. During his first season, DePreist helped the team win its third-straight Jayhawk East Conference title with a 18-0 league mark. Coffeyville finished 32-3 overall including the Sweet 16 finish in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament. The Ravens were ranked No. 2 in the final NJCAA poll of the season and reeled off 25-straight wins. In his second year at CCC, the Ravens finished the season at 23-9. DePriest coached four Division I players, and numerous Division II and NAIA players during his time at Coffeyville.
DePriest attended Southwestern Community College where he played basketball and served as a team captain. He was also a Student Ambassador and was named “Who’s who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” He continued his academic and athletic career at William Penn University.
DePriest has a bachelor’s degree in health science with a minor in psychology.
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.