810 Varsity takes a look at the top active Kansas City area boys basketball coaches, based on their careers and mainly since 2010.
Coaches are listed in alphabetical order
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Kemper has won over 300 games at Mid-Buch, and 391-125 after year. The Dragons won eight district titles, including a 30-2 season and second-place finish in Missouri Class 2 in 2015, and a 27-win season and third-place finish in Missouri Class 2 in 2018, earning the MOBCA Coach of the Year.
District titles – 8; Class 2 2nd Place - 2015, Class 2 3rd Place - 2018, MOBCA Class 2 Coach of the Year
Lewis has flipped the Chesty Lions back to a powerhouse, with 167 wins since 2010. In the last six seasons, LHS has played to the final weekend with two title game appearances and a third-place finish.
Kansas Class 6A state tourneys – 6; 3rd Place – 2016; 2nd Place – 2015, 2017
Marlin hurdled over the 600-win mark in his career this past season, with stops in Florida and long-time success at Ruskin, including the 2007 Missouri Class 4 state title. In his five years at North Kansas City, the Hornets have notched two 20-win campaigns and a district title.
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McBride has turned Basehor-Linwood into a perennial state power, regardless of the class level. With a 274-90 career mark at BLHS through 2020 (375 career wins), the Bobcats won Kansas Class 4A state titles in 2009 and 2012, along with an undefeated run halted in the state title game in 2015. BLHS moved up to Class 5A last year, which was no problem with a state title game appearance and likely a title in 2020.
208-44 record, State tourneys – 5; State title games – 3 (2012, 2015, 2019); State titles – 1 (2012)
McFall got the Raiders going again on his return in 2010, taking SM South to the Kansas Class 6A tourney in his first year. Three years later, the Raiders dropped to 5A and ran the table (25-0) to win the 5A title.
157-87 record, State tourneys – 3; State titles – Kansas Class 5A (2013)