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Odessa College coach Kris 'Bucket' Baumann nets 400th career win

Odessa College coach Kris ‘Bucket’ Baumann nets 400th career win

Odessa College Men’s Head Basketball Coach Kris “Bucket” Baumann netted his 400th career win as head coach on Wednesday, March 22.

The 400th victory came during Odessa’s 62-56 win over Southeastern (IA) at the NJCAA D1 Men’s Basketball National Tournament.

In five seasons as head coach of the Wrangler Men’s Basketball Program, Coach Bucket has amassed a 120-37 record and has taken OC to the National Tournament four times.

The Wranglers amassed a 30-4 this season and won their third consecutive Western Junior College Athletic Conference regular season title.

Prior to joining Odessa College, Coach Baumann spent time as an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso for legendary coach Tim Floyd. Prior to coaching at UTEP, Baumann served as the head men’s basketball coach for four years at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, leading his teams to three consecutive national tournaments.

The coach is a native of New Plymouth, Idaho, who led his high school team to a state championship in 1993 and was chosen as the Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year in 1994. He would later become one of the top three-point shooters in University of Idaho history. Coach Baumann’s wife, Dusty Baumann, is an accountant for the Ector County Independent School District.