2012-13 Men's Basketball
Record: 27-6 Home: 14-1 Away: 7-4 Neutral: 6-1 MCC: 10-2
Paul Gavin
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Paul Gavin
Head Coach
21st Season


Overall record: 348-304 (through 2012-13)

Gavin, a basketball and golf standout during his collegiate career at Mount Mercy, has more victories than any other men's basketball coach in school history and was the first to reach the 300-win mark during the 2010-11 season. His 2012-13 squad earned an at-large berth in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship, the second national tournament appearance in school history.

Gavin also led the Mustangs to an MCC championship and their first-ever appearance at the NAIA national tournament in 1996, where they made it to the second round. He has guided 11 NAIA all-Americans and is a four-time MCC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year (1994, 1996, 1997, 2010). Gavin was also the MCC Men's Golf Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2002 when he led the Mustangs to conference championships.

Gavin, who graduated from Mount Mercy in 1988 and earned a Master's degree from Columbia Southern in 2006, resides in Marion with his wife, Traci. They have two children, Trenton and Kailee.


#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
4Lamar WallSRG6-0 Milwaukee, Wis.Ashford
5Rashad CarringtonSRG5-10 Milwaukee, Wis.Ashford
10Antonio ThomasJRG5-7 St. Louis, Mo.Forest Park C.C. (Mo.)
12Sid BeckSRG6-2 Cedar Rapids, IowaC.R. Jefferson H.S.
14Martin MlinaricSRF6-8 Velika Gorika, CroatiaMcCook C.C. (Neb.)
15Alex ColemanSRF6-5 Cedar Rapids, IowaKirkwood C.C.
20Bobby SherwoodJRG6-0 St. Paul, Minn.Dordt
21Nate BeckerSOF6-5 Center Point, IowaCenter Point-Urbana H.S.
23Jake MisenerSOG6-2 Cedar Rapids, IowaC.R. Kennedy H.S.
25Tyler PoldervaartSRF6-6 Fort Dodge, IowaIowa Central C.C.
31Lucas MulhollandJRG5-9 Mount Vernon, IowaKirkwood C.C.
32LaDon SingletonJRF6-4 Chicago, Ill.Chabot J.C. (Calif.)
33Vladimir VukovicSRC6-8 Ruma, SerbiaGarrett C.C. (Md.)
40Jordan SnitkerSRF6-3 Cedar Rapids, IowaC.R. Kennedy H.S.
44Chad UnderwoodSRF6-5 Cedar Rapids, IowaC.R. Jefferson H.S.
Paul Gavin - Head Coach - 21st season
Carlos Nelson - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Martez Creighton - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
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