Linc Darner

Linc Darner (born December 12, 1970)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: High Point Panthers (Head coach: G.G. Smith)
Current conference: Big South Conference
Teams coached: Saint Joseph’s (IN) Pumas, Florida Southern Moccasins, Green Bay Phoenix
Saint Joseph’s record^: 74–45 (.622)
Florida Southern record^: 219–72 (.753)
Green Bay record: 92-80 (.529)
Overall record^: 385-197 (.662)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • CIT Championships(Runner-up in 2019)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • Sunshine State (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  6  (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Great Lakes Valley (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  1  (2006)
  • Horizon League Tournament Champion:  1  (2016)
  • Sunshine State (Div II) Tournament Champion:  6  (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Great Lakes Valley (Div II) Tournament Champion:  1  (2006)
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  1  (2015)   
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  9  (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  1  (2015)

Awards:

  • NABC Div II Coach of the Year:  1  (2015)
  • Sunshine State (Div II) Coach of the Year:  6  (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • GLVC (Div II) Coach of the Year:  1  (2006)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present High Point (asst)
2021-2022 Ball State (asst)
2015-2020 Green Bay
2006-2015 Florida Southern
2002-2006 Saint Joseph’s (IN)
1998-2002 Ashland (asst)
1997-1998 Lincoln Memorial (asst)
1995-1997 Murray State (asst)
1994-1995 Purdue (student asst)

Linc Darner Facts

  • Linc Mitchel Darner
  • Born December 12, 1970
  • Hometown: Ravenna, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: Purdue University (BA, 1994)
  • Out of Highland HS in Anderson, IN, Darner played at Purdue under legendary head coach Gene Keady
    • Served one year as a student assistant for Keady after graduation
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Murray State under head coach Mark Gottfried
  • Was an assistant at the D-II level for five years, one at Lincoln Memorial (TN) and four at Ashland (OH)
  • Spent four years as the head coach at D-II Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN
    • Went 74-45 overall and led the Pumas to the NCAA D-II Tournament in 2006
  • Took over at Florida Southern in 2006, serving as the Moccasins head coach for the next nine seasons
    • Won or shared the Sunshine State Conference title six times and won six conference tournaments
    • Went to eight straight NCAA D-II Tournaments, culminating in a National Championship in his final year (2015)
  • Hired as the new head coach at Green Bay in March 2015
  • Darner spent one season on James Whitford‘s staff at Ball State as an assistant coach
  • Hired in 2022 to be an assistant at High Point for head coach G.G. Smith
  • Along with his wife, Kristen, has one daughter and one son

Linc Darner Coaching Tree

  • coming soon

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels