Athletics Misc (1058)
Robert D. Shores
Following a successful high school athletic career, Bob signed to play at Coffeyville Community College for one year where he played and lettered in football. He enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1952 and lettered in football and made the all-conference team at defensive tackle. Called to serve in the Army near the end of the Korean War, he was away from college for two years.
He returned to Baker for his junior and senior years and once again lettered and made the all-conference team both years as well. He graduated from Baker in 1958 with a degree in education and was immediately hired as principal, teacher and coach at Oneida (Kansas) Junior High School. He also coached basketball and track at Oneida High School. He moved on the next year to the high school level at Blue Rapids High School where he taught and coached for another year.
In 1960 he accepted the position of head coach for football and track and assistant coach for basketball at Yates Center where he remained for five years. His final position at the high school level took him to Fort Scott where he taught and coached football, basketball and track. At the same time he took on added responsibilities for teaching at Fort Scott Community College. In 1967 he moved full time to the community college and through his 11 years there he taught, coached and had responsibilities for directing the Guidance and Counseling Office and was the Dean of Students. A change of careers found Bob in the insurance field in sales and management for a 10-year period. During this time he joined the Board of Trustees at Fort Scott Community College.
In 1988 he once again joined Fort Scott Community College on a full-time basis to serve for an additional five years as the Dean of Instruction. He retired from Fort Scott in 1993. During his years of coaching his team’s accomplishments included winning the Community College National Championship in football in 1970. Additionally, from 1969 to 1974 the Fort Scott Community College football team won 54 straight games, played in five national bowl games, played for three national championship games and for four years was ranked number one in the nation in defense.
For his outstanding achievements and accomplishments he has been inducted into both the Fort Scott Athletic Hall of Fame and the National Junior College Hall of Fame. His brother Dick was inducted into Baker’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Bob is married to Wilma. Together, they have three children, Rick, Janet and Leann. The Shores additionally have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ted H. Potter
Ted enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1950 and went on to letter three years in basketball and four years in tennis. In tennis, he was one of, if not the first, conference tennis champions at Baker and repeated that the next year. In his senior year, he finished second in conference, losing in four sets to fellow Baker teammate and future Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Don Kukuk. In 1951, Ted received the Athlete of the Year award. In 1953 he qualified for the National NAIA tournament in Abilene, Texas, and finished as the national runner-up. In his four years of college competition he never lost a conference match to anyone from another school. Former Coach Russ Davee said, “Ted is the most feared player (tennis) in the conference. He is in a class by himself.”
On campus, Ted belonged to the “B” Club, was a class officer and a member of the Zeta Chi fraternity, where he also served as president his senior year. Following his graduation in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in art, he was drafted into the Army where he played tennis for the Special Services. After completing his military service, he continued his education in the arts and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He also studied art at the University of Kansas and at the University of California at Berkeley. He once said, “All I ever wanted to be was a good painter.”
The realities of making a living dictated that he turn his full-time attention to arts administration, and in 1967 he was named executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. He remained in that position until 1991, having brought visionary and dynamic leadership to enlarging and improving the center while acquiring significant national funding for numerous programs of his design that continue this day. He went on to other significant positions in the arts, including executive director/CEO of the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, executive director of the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, and associate professor and director of the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Through the years he continued painting and developed a loyal following of individuals and collectors across the country. His longtime friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Edward Albee, said of Ted, “We think alike. He is a national treasure.” The New York Times headlines said upon his passing after losing his fight with pancreatic cancer in November 2006, “Contemporary art has lost a good one.”
Dan Harris joined the athletic department of Baker University in 1983 as head baseball coach and assistant football coach. Prior to Baker, Coach Harris graduated from North Kansas City High School and then from William Jewell College where he was a member of the Cardinal’s only undefeated football team in 1967. In 1975 he earned a Master’s degree in Education from Drury College. His coaching career began at the high school level at Moberly, Missouri with Charlie Richard. Dan continued coaching at several high schools in Missouri before serving as a graduate assistant in football and as assistant wrestling coach at Central Missouri State University-Warrensburg. Following that coaching experience, he taught and coached at Grandview High School from 1976-1983, and in 1983 he rejoined fellow Jewell graduate Charlie Richard at Baker University.
Coach Harris was a teaching coach and encouraged all of his outstanding football linemen to develop solid technique that provided the offensive backbone for the formation of a near dynasty for the football program during the early 1980’s to mid 1990’s. During that era, the Wildcats went to 11 straight NAIA playoffs. In 1991 he served as the head football coach going 6-2-1 and won the HAAC Championship. Many of his players in both football and baseball went on to receive designation as All-Conference, All-District and All-American NAIA athletes. His 1992 baseball team still holds the school record for win/loss percentage with a 35-10 record for a 77.8% mark. That team recorded a conference and district championship and a 3rd place finish in the Area IV NAIA Baseball Tournament. Coach Harris was twice named the HAAC Baseball Coach of the Year and was the 1992 District 10 Coach of the Year.
When Coach Charlie Richard passed away in 1994, Dan Harris was named Director of Athletics and Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Health. During his tenure as A.D. five new sports were added to Baker’s already impressive list of competitive sports. Additionally, over $6.2 million were spent on improvements and substantial additions to the athletic plant including a new artificial turf surface for Liston Stadium along with a new polyurethane 8-lane track. Dan supervised the construction of the Sauder Baseball Field and the Cavaness Softball Field. He has received numerous honors/awards and accolades for his work in athletic coaching and administration including in 2002 being named the NAIA National Athletic Director of the Year and in 2007 he was inducted into the NAIA Hall-of-Fame. He was twice named the NACDA Athletic Director of the Year in 2003 and 2009.
He is married to Dr. Peggy Harris, Dean of the School of Education at Baker. Together they have two sons, Jay and Kit who are both graduates of Baker, and six grandchildren. In retirement he has continued teaching at both Baker and at the University of Kansas along with a teaching assignment at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.
|2013-14 Men's Golf Roster|
|Grant Grego||So.||Lee's Summit, Mo.||Lee's Summit West HS|
|Andy Kelley||Sr.||Lenexa, Kan.||Olathe Northwest HS|
|Zach Pickett||Jr.||Springhill, Kan.||Springhill HS|
|Aaron Stewart||So.||Hays, Kan.||Hays HS|
|Hunter Thomas||So.||Overland Park, Kan.||Bishop Miege HS|
|Alex Zuzelski||Sr.||Syracuse, Kan.||Dodge City CC|
|Kelley Thompson||Jr.||Pittsburg, Kan.||St. Mary's Colgan HS|
|Christian Bickley||Fr.||Olathe, Kan.||Kansas City Christian Academy|
|Kyle Fecteau||Fr.||Blue Valley, Kan.||Blue Valley West HS|
|Chad Phillips||Fr.||Andover, Kan.||Andover HS|
|2013-14 Women's Golf Roster|
|Jade Brake||So.||Meriden, Kan.||Jefferson West HS|
|Rebecca Holder||So.||Silver Lake, Kan.||Silver Lake HS|
|Lindsey Mateer||So.||Spring Hill, Kan.||Spring Hill HS|
|Morgan Miller||Jr.||Topeka, Kan.||Shawnee Heights HS|
|Emma Tinsley||Jr.||De Soto, Kan.||De Soto HS|
|Kaci Dillingham||Fr.||Topeka, Kan.||Washburn Rural HS|
|Amber Mechtley||Fr.||Emporia, Kan.||Emporia HS|
|Anna Wright||Fr.||Lawrence, Kan.||Lawrence HS|
|2013-14 Bowling Roster|
|Shaley Epperson||R||Jr.||Silver Lake, Kan.||Silver Lake HS|
|Brittani Kelly||R||Sr.||Independence, Mo.||Metropolitan CC|
|Carly Schmidtlein||R||Jr.||Topeka, Kan.||Washburn Rural HS|
|Ally Eckert||R||Jr.||Leavenworth, Kan.||Kansas City CC|
|Kayla Endicott||R||Fr.||Hutto, Texas||Stony Point HS|
|Lynae Soderholm||R||So.||Alma, Neb.||Midland University|
|Allyson Ware||R||Fr.||Lockport, Ill.||Lock Port Township|
|Rebecca Wood||R||Fr.||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe East HS|
|Heather Wright||R||So.||Independence, Kan.||Independence CC|
|2013-14 Men's Basketball Roster|
|1||Cody Sunderland||G||So.||5-11||190||Pleasanton, Kan.||Jayhawk-Linn HS|
|2||Trent Olberding||G||Fr.||6-0||180||Seneca, Kan.||Nemaha Valley HS|
|3||EJ Carter||G||Jr.||6-4||220||St. Louis, Mo.||Lewis & Clark CC|
||G||Jr.||6-2||180||St. Louis, Mo.||Ellsworth CC|
|5||Jauan Wilson||G||Jr.||5-10||175||Kansas City, Kan.||Coffeyville CC|
|11||Manuel Barnes||F||So.||6-7||205||Marseille, France||Newman University|
|12||Julian Mills||G||Sr.||5-11||170||Colorado Springs, Colo.||Fort Scott CC|
||Todd Johnston||G||Sr.||6-1||172||Kincaid, Kan.||Cloud County CC|
||G||Fr.||6-1||160||Little Rock, Ark.||Carl Albert HS|
|23||Eric Watson||G||Jr.||6-2||195||Lawrence, Kan.||Butler CC|
|24||Dyson Dechant||G/F||Fr.||6-4||195||Pittsburg, Kan.||St. Mary's-Colgan HS|
|30||Tyrome Parker||G||Fr.||6-0||172||Godfrey, Ill.||Alton HS|
|34||Connor McDaniel||F||Jr.||6-7||220||Topeka, Kan.||Cloud County CC|
||Nick Wilson||F||So.||6-7||245||Paola, Kan.||Paola HS|
|Kelvin Bramble||F||So.||6-6||230||Charlestown, Nevis||Southeast CC|
|CJ Bolton||G/F||Fr.||6-4||175||Drexel, Mo.||Drexel HS|
|2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule|
||Baldwin City, Kan.
|11/1/13||vs. Tabor||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 96-90 (OT)|
|11/2/13||Baker Classic||Baldwin City, Kan.|
|11/2/13||vs. Southwestern||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 74-72|
|11/5/13||at McPherson||McPherson, Kan.||W, 64-55|
|11/15/13||HAAC/KCAC Challenge Classic||Baldwin City, Kan.|
||Baldwin City, Kan.||L, 70-66|
||HAAC/KCAC Challenge Classic
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||vs. University of St. Mary
||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 83-67|
|11/19/13||at Haskell||Lawrence, Kan.||W, 74-71|
|11/22/13||Mid-America Christian Classic
||Oklahoma City, Okla.
||vs. Mid-America Christian
||Oklahoma City, Okla.||L, 57-56|
|11/23/13||Mid-America Christian Classic
||Oklahoma City, Okla.
||vs. Southwestern Christian
||Oklahoma, City, Okla.||L, 73-56|
||at Rockhurst (Exhibition)
||Kansas City, Mo.
||vs. Central Christian of Moberly
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||vs. MidAmerica Nazarene *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||at Graceland *
||at Central Methodist *
||at Emporia State (Exhibition)
|1/3/13||Tabor Classic||Hillsboro, Kan.|
|1/3/13||vs Sterling||Hillsboro, Kan.||W, 80-65|
|1/4/13||Tabor Classic||Hillsboro, Kan.|
|1/4/13||vs Tabor||Hillsboro, Kan.||L, 79-76|
||at Benedictine *
||vs. Culver-Stockton *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||at Avila *||Kansas City, Mo.
||vs. Evangel *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
||at Peru State *
||vs. Missouri Valley *
||Baldwin City, Kan.
|1/30/14||at MidAmerica Nazarene *||Olathe, Kan.||W, 84-72|
|2/1/14||vs. Central Methodist *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 65-64|
|2/8/14||vs. Graceland *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 91-80|
|2/13/14||vs. Benedictine *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 61-41|
||at Culver-Stockton *
|2/20/14||vs. Avila *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 81-35|
|2/22/14||at Evangel *||Springfield, Mo.||W, 63-32|
|2/27/14||vs. Peru State *||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 85-63|
|3/1/14||at Missouri Valley *||Marshall, Mo.||W, 62-50|
|3/6/14||vs No. 8 Evangel (HAAC Tournament)||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 64-54|
|3/8/14||vs No. 5 Missouri Valley (HAAC Semifinals)||Baldwin City, Kan.||W, 69-60|
|3/11/14||vs No. 2 MNU (HAAC Championship)||Baldwin City, Kan.||L, 79-72|
|3/19/14||vs No. 23 Cumberlands (Ky.) (NAIA National Championship Tournament First Round)||Frankfort, Ky.||W, 74-61|
|3/21/14||vs Bethel (Tenn.) (NAIA National Championship Tournament Second Round)||Frankfort, Ky.||L, 78-72|
|*denotes HAAC conference game|
Position: Head Women's Basketball Coach
In just his second season at the helm of the Baker University women's basketball program, head coach Ben Lister turned the Wildcats from a six win team in 2011-12 into a 20-win program and earned the 2012-13 Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award.
Under his leadership, Baker went 20-12 overall and 12-6 in the HAAC, good for a tie of third-place in the conference standings. The Wildcats then advanced to the semifinals of the HAAC conference tournament, where they battled with No. 1 seeded MNU all the way to the end, eventually falling to the Pioneers, 59-55.
Lister also guided Alisha Fanshier to a first-team All-HAAC selection and NAIA Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2012-13 and Rece Huddlin to a third-team All-HAAC honor. Both Fanshier and Huddlin were brought to Baker University by Coach Lister. Fanshier played for Lister her entire collegiate career, two years at Baker and two at Barton Community College.
Lister served as the assistant coach for four years at Barton Community College, where he was a part of two Jayhawk West titles for the Cougars, including a 34-3 mark during the 2007-08 season when Barton finished fourth in the nation. In his first four seasons coaching college, Lister compiled a 48-4 conference record.
Before Barton, Lister spent two years as the head coach for Manhattan Christian College (Kan.), compiling a 44-23 record. During his time at MCC, the team captured back-to-back regular-season conference championships, going undefeated both years in conference play. MCC captured a regional and conference championship in 2005-06, finishing with a 27-7 record to rank third all-time on the school charts.
Coach Lister was named Central Region Coach of the Year in 2005-06. During his two years, MCC produced seven all-conference players, seven all-region players, two regional MVPs, one conference MVP and three All-Americans.
Prior to MCC, Lister was the assistant boys basketball coach for three years at Sunrise Christian Academy. Sunrise combined to go 76-28 during that time, winning the Tri-State Christian Tournament Championship, which included large private schools from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. Coach Lister aided in the development of five athletes who signed to play collegiate basketball, including two who play at the NCAA Division I level.
Coach Lister played two years of college basketball at Manhattan Christian College in 1997-99. During his sophomore season, MCC finished 21-7, going 13-1 in conference play and they captured both the regular-season and tournament championships for its conference. In the championship game, Lister scored 18 points to help seal the championship for MCC.
- 2012-13 Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year
- Three teams finished ranked in the top 15 nationally
- Five out of six teams programs finished first or second in the conference
- In six years of coaching his teams have averaged 23 wins per season
- Coached 21 all-conference players, 12 all-region players, and four All-Americans
Assistant Director of Athletics - Operations
Andrew Patch enters his third year at Baker as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Game Ops & Finance.
In his role with operations, Patch is actively involved with many facets of the Baker Athletics Department. With game operations, Patch coordinates the home event management for all 18 sports teams within 6 athletic facilities; including the VSN Classic Football Bowl Game and all post-season tournament events. In the fall of 2011, he served as the Host Institution Coordinator when Baker University hosted opening round matches for the NAIA Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Tournament. In 2013, Patch helped coordinate event operations for the HAAC Outdoor Track Championships and conference Softball Tournament.
Aside from his event management duties, Patch oversees much of the daily and large scale fiscal operations of the department. In 2011, he had a major hand in forging a partnership with HealthéAthlete that puts Baker in a unique category with NBA, MLS, and Division-I sports medicine departments. Patch also oversees the service agreement for all Daktronics scoreboard equipment and accessories at 5 different athletics facilities. Since 2011, he has managed all sponsorship incentives and promotions with Adidas, the official sponsor of Baker Athletics.
Beyond his involvement with game operations and budget management, Patch guided the progress of several projects within his first year with the Wildcats. He had an active hand in the redesign and build of the athletics website, revitalizing the Hall of Fame Rotunda, assisting with the graphic design and video endeavors of the department, and played a major role in the fundraising and management efforts of the Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament. In 2013, his leadership helped the Wildcat Classic expanded to a larger venue, boost golf membership, and increase fundraising revenue.
Prior to joining Baker, Patch was a consultant at Cerner Corporation where he provided technology support to hospitals and healthcare centers across the United States. Before Cerner, he pursued a career in strength and conditioning and interned with the Colorado Buffaloes and Missouri Tigers.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Baker University in 2010. A former defensive end for the Wildcats, Patch holds two school records and was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and three-time All-Conference selection.
In 2014, Patch earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Baker University.