Whiteman took over the men's basketball head coaching position at
Lincoln College in 2008. In his first year, 2009, he led the Lynx to
a third-place finish in the NJCAA national tournament. He followed
up that season with back-to-back NJCAA national championships in
2010 and 2011. The Lynx started the 2012 season as the preseason No.
1 team in polls, but the Lynx were upset in the first round of the
Region 24 tournament.
Whiteman's four-year overall record was
108-30 (78 percent) and 52-10 (84 percent) in the Mid-Western
Athletic Conference. During his tenure, he held an 11-1 record at
the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Whiteman's teams won the
conference championship in four consecutive years.
In his four years at Lincoln, Whiteman coached three first-team
all-Americans: Darius Adams, 2009; Chris Ware, 2010; and Kiel
Turpin, 2011. Turpin was also the NJCAA and NABC National Player of
the Year in 2011.
Kirk was voted MWAC and Region 24 Coach of the Year in 2009,
NJCAA DII National Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and NABC
National Coach of the Year in 2011.
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"Kirk was an outstanding member of the Lincoln College family and
the athletic department," said Dave Klemm, Lincoln College athletic
director. "We are thankful for his dedication to Lincoln College for
the last four years. Kirk's dedication and coaching skill produced
tremendous results for our men's basketball program. We wish Kirk
the best of luck in his future endeavors. He will truly be missed."
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