Head Coach:  Addae Houston

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 three NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances, two 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 brought four years of collegiate basketball playing experience to SWCC.  He played 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:  Morgan Knorr

Morgan Knorr became the Spartans' assistant women's basketball coach in May 2016.  A May 2012 graduate of Savannah High School in Savannah, MO, Knorr first came to SWCC as a student-athlete in the fall of 2012.  During her time at SWCC, she played basketball leading the team in scoring with 12 points per game.  As a Spartan, she averaged 3.8 rebounds and three assists per game.  Following the 2013-14 season, she was selected to the NJCAA Region 11 third team all-conference.  In addition, Knorr was a member of the college's sports shooting team.

Knorr transferred to the University of Illinois in Springfield in the fall of 2014 where she continued playing basketball.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in May 2016.  In addition to her coaching duties, Knorr is a residence hall coordinator for the student housing department.