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Whiteman steps down as men's basketball coach at Lincoln College

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[March 30, 2012]  Kirk Whiteman has announced that he will step down as head basketball coach at Lincoln College to become vice president for Dynamic Technical Services, an engineering outsourcing company.

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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[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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