Hank Plona enters his second season as an assistant coach for Steve Green's Texan basketball team after serving in a similar role at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he helped coach the Warriors to a 23-10 record and an appearance in the Region XI championship game.
At South Plains, Plona will play an integral role in the recruitment of student-athletes as well as assisting with player schedules, academics, and other daily office operations.
Prior to his stint at Indian Hills, Plona served as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith where he was responsible for coaching the post players. Plona also recruited Jake Toupal, a player who would go on to be named the Heartland Conference Freshman of the Year for the 2010-11 season.
A 2007 graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Plona completed a Masters of Business Administration degree in December, 2011.
May 2011 - Present: Assistant Men's Coach, South Plains College
October 2010 - May 2011: Assistant Men's Coach, Indian Hills CC
June 2009 - September 2010: Assistant Men's Coach, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
June 2007 - May 2009: Graduate Assistant Men's Coach, Providence College
November 2004 - June 2007: Undergraduate Student Manager, Providence College
|1||Terrence Durham||SO||G||6-3||190||Memphis, Tenn.||Brehm Prep|
|2||Yanick Moreira||SO||F||6-10||230||Luanda, Angola||Colegio Heminalia Janeih|
|3||Jamaal Samuel||FR||F||6-8||195||New Orleans, La.||O.P. Walker|
|4||Darrel Lucky||FR||G||5-9||155||Brooklyn, N.Y.||NIA Prep|
|10||Devonte Smith||SO||G||5-11||165||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Douglass|
|11||Malik Nichols||FR||G||6-6||210||Queens, N.Y.||Bridgton Academy|
|12||Kendahl Amerson||FR||G||6-3||205||Detroit, Mich.||Henry Ford|
|15||Forrest Robinson||SO||F||6-10||230||Ranger, Texas||Univ. of North Texas|
|20||Roderick Lawrence||FR||G||6-4||185||Orlando, Fla.||Dr. Phillips|
|22||Brandon Neel||FR||G||6-4||190||Cincinnati, Ohio||Fork Union Military Acad.|
|32||J.R. Owens||FR||G||6-5||195||Raleigh, N.C.||Charis Prep|
|34||Ryan Martin||FR||F||6-8||220||London, England||Bridgton Academy|
|40||Michael Karena||FR||F||6-9||240||Christchurch, New Zealand||Nelson|
|44||Anthony Walker||SO||F||6-9||210||San Antonio, Texas||Johnson|