I am from Henryville, IN where I grew up watching the Henryville Hornets play basketball. I am a 1988 HHS Graduate and started varsity basketball for 3 years. While there I earned all-Southern Athletic Conference honors in basketball in 1987 and 88, and baseball in 1986 and 88. I was all Floyd Central Sectional my senior year while losing in the championship game to the host school. I was also all-conference in baseball while at HHS. The baseball teams there went 76-17 over my four years of high school.
After graduating from HHS, I attended IU Southeast and worked. Eventually, I earned my degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Social Studies in 1997 and later a Master's of Science in Education in 2002.
My coaching history began at HHS under former coach John Bradley in 1992 as I coached the freshman team and assisted with program until 1995.
In 1995, I moved to New Washington H.S. to become the varsity baseball coach, where I was S.A.C. Co-Coach of the year in 1997 with Jeff Schroeder of Henryville H.S. In 1996, I helped NWHS win its first post season baseball game in many years. While there, I coached the "C" team and assisted with the program. The varsity coach at NW was Jim Matthews, a future Hall of Famer with over 400 career victories.
In 1997, I moved to Eastern (Pekin) Middle School to work as a special needs assistant, P.E. assistant, and full time substitute. While there I coached the 6th grade basketball team and assisted with the varsity basketball program under Head coach Tom Cullen and baseball program under Larry Ingram.
In 1998, I moved to Borden H.S. to work as a special needs assistant and while there was the junior varsity basketball coach under Dennis Holt, and was also the varsity baseball coach. During that one season, I helped lead Borden to a sectional runner-up placement in baseball.
In 1999, I earned a full time teaching position at my alma mater and returned to coach there also. I assisted Jeff Schroeder again with the baseball team until 2010. Since taking the teaching job at HHS, I coached the 8th grade boys' basketball team, the "C" team, and the junior varsity team, and in 2005, I was named the varsity basketball coach.
During my time as an assistant to Coach Jack Brooks, the Hornets won the Southern Athletic Conference in 2004 and 2005, only the second and third time in the history of the school. During those two years, the Hornets also won their first two sectionals in school history.
Once I became the varsity coach, I implemented many new items. The elementary intramural program started with pre-kindergarteners, a weekly newsletter was published, I used current technology by having a website dedicated to the boys' basketball team, a Facebook page, and a twitter page for the boys' basketball program.
I have worked basketball camps in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona and on 5 continents in the countries of Serbia, Macedonia, Iceland, Indonesia, Colombia, Kenya and Ethiopia (North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa).
As head coach at Henryville, I helped lead the Hornets to a sectional runner up finish in 2007 and 2010 and was Southern Athletic Conference champs in 2008 and 2009.
During my one year hiatus as a basketball coach, I wrote a weekly article for the local newspaper out of Jeffersonville, IN, The News and Tribune. I assisted Nick Ray in covering local basketball games for Wright Brothers Implements whose games can be found on their website.
In 2013, I took on the position of varsity boys' assistant basketball coach at Silver Creek High School and assist Coach Brandon Hoffman with the program. Silver Creek Boys' basketball won the 2014, 2015, and 2016 sectional titles as well as the 2015 Mid-Southern Conference championship.
I am married to Kristi McKinley Hunter, a Sellersburg native. My wife played volleyball and basketball at Silver Creek High School. While on the basketball team, she participated on sectional championship teams her sophomore and senior years during the one class era. We have two children, Madison and Brandon.
You can email Coach Hunter at email@example.com.