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Lake Land College Assistant Coach

Dave Earp

Dave Earp

Position: Assistant Coach
Sport: Mens Basketball
Office Phone: 217.234.5083

Coach Earp will be entering his 21st season as an assistant coach for the Lakers. He helped Coach Dudley put together some of the exciting Laker teams of the late 1990s. He has been on the sidelines assisting the last four Laker head coaches.

His recruitment of community college athletes is legendary and second-to-none in community college basketball. He recruited James Thompkins, Marquis Richardson, Che Jordan, Kareem Leggett, Huzie Hambrite, Spencer Perrin ,Will Mcclure, Paris Carter, Anthony White, Jamal Williams, James Anacreon, and Orlando Rutledge, all of whom went on to play Division I or II basketball after graduating from Lake Land College. Overall during his time there have been over 80 Laker Men’s Basketball players move on to the four year level.

His ties and connections with the Lake Land College district and with the Indianapolis and Louisville area has made him one of the most successful community college recruiters in the past decade. Earp’s responsibilities include recruiting, academic monitoring, fundraising, scouting, team travel, and scheduling, practice and game preparation. Coach Earp is also responsible for running the top Junior College player camp in the United States, the Mullen’s Top 100 event that is held annually in Wichita, KS.

Coach Earp was born and raised in Mattoon, and continues to live there with his wife, Lisa, and his four daughters, Gracie, Chloe, Ashley, and Brooke.

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