Men's Basketball Directory

Luke Cureton

Luke Cureton 2012
Head Men and Women's Golf Coach; Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

If anyone should understand what is near and dear to the heart it is Luke because he has experienced it firsthand through Sterling College. Luke has a history with this school which has been a large piece of his heart - his parents attended Sterling as well as he and his wife. He now works as the Head Golf Coach and the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach.

Dean Jaderston

Dean Jaderston 2012
Head Men's Basketball Coach

Head men's basketball coach Dean Jaderston begins his 5th season at Sterling. During his tenure at Sterling the Warriors have finished no lower than 5th in the final season standings. In 2009 the Warriors raised the bar, setting a single season school record with 21 wins and earning the KCAC regular season championship for the first time since 1995. The Warriors earned their 3rd trip to the NAIA national tournament in the last 8 years and were ranked as high as 17th in the nation during that stretch.

Cecil Smart

Cecil Smart 2012
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach; Assistant Resident Director (Kilbourn Hall)

Cecil Smart is in his 3rd year as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the Sterling College Warriors. His primary duties include coaching the junior varsity team, recruiting, and coordinating the strength and conditioning program for the Warriors. He is a Sterling College graduate, having played for Coach Jaderston at both Trinity International and also at Sterling, where he was a member of the 2009 KCAC conference championship team.