Coach Kirk Hanson
Coach Kirk Hanson is preparing for his 34th season as the head men’s basketball coach at Central Bible College. He is a 1976 graduate of CBC, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible. Hanson has also earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Administration from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). Hanson played four seasons for CBC, scoring over 1,000 points during his career and averaging 11.2 PPG. Under his leadership, CBC has won three national championships and twenty regional championships. They have won twenty or more games in twenty-three seasons. Hanson has been named National Coach of the year four times, accumulating a coaching record of 685-435 (.612), which puts him second on the all time list of most wins for Missouri four-year colleges and universities. In 2011, Coach Hanson was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Hanson’s wife, Lynn is also on the CBC faculty, teaching Physical Education and coaching the women’s volleyball team and cheerleading squad. Kirk and Lynn have two children: Tiffany Perkins (who is married to Tim Perkins), a middle school teacher at New Covenant Academy and Blake, a former CBC Spartan and 2011 graduate.
Coach Hanson comments on the success at CBC: "What I am most proud of is what our graduates do once they leave our program. It really is amazing what these players are doing for the kingdom of God. While many of them accomplished great things on the basketball floor, to see how God is using them now is astounding."[Email Kirk Hanson]