Lubbock Christian University names new men's basketball coach

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock Christian University chancellor Dr. L. Ken Jones and athletic director Paul Hise welcomed Todd Duncan as the new head coach of the Chaparrals men's basketball team.  He was announced and introduced to the LCU community Thursday in a press conference held at the Cardwell Welcome Center on the LCU campus.

"Lubbock Christian University has been blessed to have an outstanding athletic program, and our coaches are outstanding individuals of character and ability," said Dr. L. Ken Jones. "Todd Duncan will be an excellent fit and blessing to our program.  He is a proven leader in the sport of basketball and in all the important aspects of life. I look forward to watching the great success he will bring to our university."

Duncan comes to Lubbock Christian University after 15 seasons as the athletic director and head boy's basketball coach at Lubbock based Trinity Christian School, where he has been since the spring of 1996.  At Trinity Christian, Duncan led the Lions to eight Final Four appearances in the TAPPS State Tournament, including this past season, where the No.4 Lions finished the season with a 32-4 record.  Duncan, who completed his tenure at TCHS with just under 400 career wins, claimed a State Championship in 1999.

"It is an honor to be named the men's basketball coach at Lubbock Christian University," said Duncan.  "I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to coaching at the college level.   The past 15 years at Trinity Christian School have prepared me for this next step in my coaching career."

Duncan's playing career began at Coronado High School, where he graduated in 1985.  He began his college career at Midland College, where he played alongside Mookie Blaylock from 1985-1987.  Duncan still holds Midland College's single-season records for three-point shooting percentage (.584) and free-throw shooting (86.9%) from the 1986-87 season.

He returned home in 1987 transferring to Texas Tech University and suiting up with the Red Raiders from 1987-1989. His shooting percentages followed him to Texas Tech.  Duncan co-owns Tech's single-game mark for three-point shooting percentage (5-of-5, 100%) and is the Red Raiders career three-point shooting percentage leader with a career mark of .459 behind the arc.  Over his two seasons with the Red Raiders, Duncan knocked down 132 three-pointers, which ranks ninth all-time.  From the free-throw line, Duncan ranks sixth all-time in Tech history with an 86.7% career free-throw percentage.

Duncan joins the LCU family with his wife Holly and their two children, daughter Ashton, 11, and son Ethan, 8.

Duncan becomes the seventh head coach in Lubbock Christian University history.  He replaces John Copeland, who spent 31 seasons at the helm of the program. The LCU Athletic Department is currently planning a special ceremony for the 2011-2012 season opener to honor Copeland's dedication to LCU.

SOURCE: Lubbock Christian University Press Release