TODD DUNCAN | HEAD COACH
Todd Duncan is in his ninth season leading the men’s basketball program after becoming the seventh head coach in program history and making his Lubbock Christian debut with the 2011-12 season. Duncan holds an all-time record of 139-96 overseeing the Chaps through the 2018-19 season. He has led the team to two NCAA South Central Regional appearances in four years of postseason eligibility at the Division II level, four top four top-four finishes in six seasons in the Heartland Conference, and a pair of Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament appearances.
Duncan has coached 14 Heartland All-Conference and seven All-SAC selections players, including First Team selections Brennan Fowler and Isaac Asrat in the 2018-19 season. Fowler was also named to the D2CCA All-Region First Team for his performance a season ago, while Asrat was named the Heartland Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the Google Cloud Academic All-American Team Member of the Year.
The 2018-19 season was one of the Chaps’ best with Duncan as the head coach. LCU started the season with wins over ranked teams Regis and Colorado School of Mines to set the tone for a year that saw them go 21-10 overall, including a win over No. 2 St. Edward’s. LCU placed third in the Heartland Conference and reached the NCAA South Central Regional for the second time ever. At the regional, the Chaps upset Colorado School of Mines in the first round.
LCU missed the NCAA Tournament in the 2017-18 season, posting a winning 9-7 record in the Heartland Conference despite being a game below .500 at 14-15 for the season. In the 2016-17 season, the Chaps were 19-11, against finishing third in the Heartland and winning their first-ever Heartland Conference Tournament game, but were not selected for the regional tournament.
Duncan first led Lubbock Christian into the South Central Regional in the 2015-16 season, which was its first to be postseason eligible after the transition to NCAA Division II Status. The Chaps were 21-10 overall that season, and reached the tournament as the No. 6 seed where they upset host and No 1 seed Midwestern State in overtime.
The 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons were LCU’s two seasons of transition from the NAIA to NCAA, but that did not stop Duncan and the Chaps from winning. They announced their arrival in Division II with a the third-best 20 game start in program history at 14-16 on the way to a 17-8 overall record. The second season at the Division II level featured a 16 wins, 13 of which came in conference play, comparted to just 11 overall losses.
Prior to his success at LCU, Duncan spent 15 seasons as the athletic director and head boy’s basketball coach at Trinity Christian School in Lubbock. At TCHS, Duncan led the Lions to eight Final Four appearances in the TAPPS State Tournament, including a number four ranking during his final season where the Lions finished the year with a 32-4 record. Duncan amassed over 400 career wins during his tenure and led his team to a state championship in 1999.
After graduating from local Coronado High School, Duncan began his college career at Midland College, where he played alongside Mookie Blaylock from 1985-1987. Duncan holds Midland College’s single-season records for three-point shooting percentage (.584) and free throw shooting (86.9%) from the 1986-87 season. He returned home in 1987 after transferring to Texas Tech University and suiting up with the Red Raiders from 1987-1989. Duncan is the Red Raiders’ career three-point shooting percentage leader with a mark of 46%. In just two seasons with the Red Raiders, Duncan knocked down 132 three-pointers to rank ninth all-time.
Duncan played in several pro leagues following his tenure at Tech, including stops in the Global Basketball Association with the Pensacola HotShots and also in the Chinese Professional League. Duncan was also very active with the Sports For Christ, bringing basketball and ministry to Panama and Trinidad Tobago. He is also very instrumental in the Todd Duncan Basketball Camps, which he has conducted annually since 1989.
Duncan and wife, Holly, reside in Lubbock with their two children, daughter Ashton and son Ethan. Ethan preps for the Trinity Christian boys basketball team while Ashton plays for the Lady Chaps women’s basketball program.