Kirk is a longtime fan of the Blue Dragon basketball program dating back to his childhood. He was a student at HCC. He later became an assistant coach with the Blue Dragons men’s basketball team for two seasons. Kirk is now in his 16th season as a Blue Dragon basketball women’s assistant coach.
Assisting his third head coach since joining the HCC women’s program, Kirk has proven his worth with is on-court coaching abilities and as a tireless recruiter and fundraiser for the Dragons.
Originally hired by Rob Edmisson to join the women’s staff before the 2001-02 season, Kirk stayed on staff when Nathan Daume was hired before the 2002-03 season. Kirk was once again retained by current head coach John Ontjes.
The Blue Dragons have had some of their best seasons with Kirk on the bench.
Over the past eight seasons, Kirk has helped guide the HCC women’s program to national status. The Blue Dragons have now captured five of the last eight Region VI championships (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). HCC has won six-consecutive Jayhawk West championships.
The HCC women have posted an eight-year record of 230-52. Overall in his first 15 seasons with the HCC women’s program, Kirk’s teams have compiled a 378-124 record with 12 20-win seasons and five 30-win seasons.
During his first season with the HCC women, the Blue Dragons tied a team record for wins with 27. In 2005, HCC had 23 wins, which tied for the fourth most victories and in 2008 HCC had 24 victories, which tied for the third-most in program history.
Along the way, Kirk has seen some of the biggest wins in program history, including a monumental 64-50 victory on Feb. 28, 2004 at Seward County, which snapped the Saints’ 135-game home-court winning streak. Kirk also saw the Blue Dragons’ own 132-game home-court winning streak, the third longest in college basketball history.
As a recruiter, Kirk has been exceptionally strong with in-state recruiting. Since coming on-board, Kirk’s has three Kansas recruits in the current Blue Dragon career scoring Top 10 and six of his in-state recruits in the career 3-point Top 10.
Since joining the HCC women’s staff, Kirk has seen 32 players sign with NCAA Division I programs. Another 33 players signed with NCAA Division II programs.
Before joining the HCC women’s basketball staff, Kirk was an assistant for the Blue Dragon men under former coach Tim Jankovich.
Kirk is a graduate of Haven High School, Hutchinson Community College and the University of Kansas. He has a master’s degree in sports administration from KU.
He and his wife Courtney have two daughters, Keegan and Tenley.
Phil Anderson is in his second stint as an assistant coach at Hutchinson Community College. His first go-around at HCC went pretty well.
As an assistant men’s coach for Steve McClain, Anderson was a part of the Blue Dragon men’s basketball team winning the 1994 NJCAA National Championship.
He nearly won another national title in his first season with the Blue Dragon women’s program in 2014-15. Hutchinson went 36-1, won both Jayhawk West and Region VI championships and advanced all the way to the NJCAA Tournament championship game.
In 2016-17, Anderson will be in his third year with the Blue Dragon women’s basketball program.
After his tenure with the HCC men’s program, Anderson moved across 13th Avenue and built a state championship basketball program at Hutchinson High School.
In 12 seasons as the Salthawks’ head coach, Anderson rolled up a 172-93 overall record. His 2001 Salthawk team captured the Kansas Class 6A state championship. In 2002, Hutch High returned to the 6A title game, but finished the season as the state runner-up.
Anderson started his coaching career at Lyons High School, serving two years as an assistant (1981-83) and six seasons as head coach (1983-89). Anderson was 72-62 at Lyons; his 1989 squad was a 3A state runner-up.
Anderson spent two seasons from 1989-91 as the head coach at Salina South High School.
A McPherson, Kansas, native. Anderson is married to the former Stephanie Anderson. The couple has a son, Hector Amado (20).
Anderson earned his BA in Physical Education/Health from Bethany College in 1981 and received his master’s in education from Baker University in 2014.