Head Coach: Addae Houston
Houston has been head coach of the Spartans' basketball program since April 2013.
He completed a bachelor’s degree in social science education as well as a master’s degree in health and physical education from Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU). After completing his degrees, Houston was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, IL before returning to his alma mater to join the women’s basketball program as an assistant coach. While on the coaching staff at NWMSU, Houston helped the team to 3 NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances, 2 MIAA Conference Tournament titles and an outright MIAA Conference Title in 2011. Also in 2011, Houston helped propel the women’s basketball team to the NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four while setting a single season school record with 29 wins.
As coach, Houston also brings four years of collegiate basketball playing experience to SWCC. He played both at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, TX and at NWMSU. As a player, his teams reached the NJCAA Elite Eight National Tournament and the NCAA Division II National Tournament South Central Regional Championship game.
Prior to employment at SWCC, Houston was employed by Cameron High School District in Cameron, MO as the In-School Suspension Liaison, as well as the assistant coach of the varsity boys’ basketball team and the head coach of the freshmen boys’ basketball team.
Assistant Coach: Leonard Erickson
Erickson, originally from El Paso, TX, has a bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in secondary education from the University of Texas at El Paso. He attended graduate school at Indiana State University where, in 2014, he obtained a master’s degree in physical education with specialization in coaching.
Erickson started coaching in 2004 with the El Paso Sparks, a traveling team. He coached with them for five years. He was the varsity girl's assistant coach at Father Yermo High School for five seasons from 2005-2010. During that time the team qualified for state playoffs four times and won two state championships. Other coaching experiences for Erickson included serving as the women's student assistant coach at Dakota State University in Madison, SD, in 2009; freshman girl's assistant coach at Eastlake High School in El Paso in 2011; and women's assistant coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN, from 2012-2014, during which time they qualified for two conference tournaments in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Erickson has worked numerous basketball summer camps including Snow Valley, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. He played high school basketball at Father Yermo High School in El Paso from 2001-2004.