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 COACHING STAFF

Dana Morgan
Assistant Coach

Dana Morgan is in his third season at Lindenwood during the 2018-19 men’s basketball season.
 
In 2016-17, Morgan helped the Lions win 21 games, a program record for wins during its NCAA history. The Lions had two all-conference players and one MIAA all-defensive performer during the year.  He helped Lindenwood rank 33rd in NCAA Division II in scoring defense, allowing less than 70 points a game.
 
Morgan came to Lindenwood from Illinois-Springfield, where he was an assistant coach for two seasons. The Prairie Stars won 11 games overall and advanced to the GLVC Tournament in each of his two years at the school.
 
Prior to Illinois-Springfield, he was an assistant for two seasons at Rend Lake Junior College. He helped the program got 50-14 in that span. In 2013, he helped coach the Warriors to the Division II NJCAA National Championship. At Rend Lake, Morgan was primarily responsible for the development of guards, while also assisting the head coach in the day-to-day operations of the program.
 
Morgan has also been the assistant director of the Southwestern Illinois Jets Basketball Club since 2008, and has experience in developing relationships with college coaches to help gain exposure for his players. He also touts high school coaching experience with stops at the Riverview Gardens School and East St. 

Ryan Hamm
Associate Head Coach

Ryan Hamm is in his fourth season in 2018-19 as an assistant coach for the Lindenwood men’s basketball program. In 2017, Hamm was named a 30-Under-30 honoree by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
 
The Lions have won 37 games since Hamm has come to Lindenwood. In those two seasons, Lindenwood has allowed just 67.2 points a game, and has ranked in the top-35 nationally in scoring defense each year.
 
In 2016-17, Hamm helped the Lions win 21 games, a program record for wins during its NCAA history. The Lions had two all-conference players and one MIAA all-defensive performer during the year.  He helped Lindenwood rank 33rd in NCAA Division II in scoring defense, allowing less than 70 points a game.
 
In his first year at Lindenwood, Hamm helped the Lions win 16 games, including three games over national tournament teams, and the program’s first MIAA Tournament victory. The Lions had the first first-team all-MIAA player in school history that year, and one member on the conference all-defense team.
 
Prior to coming to Lindenwood, Hamm was an assistant coach at Saint Leo for Lance Randall in 2014-15. Hamm helped Saint Leo win 14 games, and played a key role in the team leading NCAA Division II in free throw percentage.
 
Hamm has also been the head coach or assistant coach of several AAU programs including Northern Kentucky Elite, Shining Stars Sports, and Bombers Basketball. He was also a student assistant coach during his playing career, helping with statistical analysis and preparation of scouting reports.
 
Hamm was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Thomas More College from 2009-2013. He was a member of the all-time winningest team in Thomas More history, and as a junior, recorded the seventh-most three-pointers made in a single season at the school. Hamm earned the Most Outstanding Senior Award in 2013, and was honored on the 2012 and 2013 NABC Honor Court. 
 
Hamm is originally from Maysville, Ky., and played for the Mason County High School team. He was a member of the 2008 state championship squad, and helped the 2006 and 2009 teams win a regional championship.
 
Hamm earned a bachelor of education degree in 2013 from Thomas More. He was a member of the conference’s honor roll all four years that he was in college. 

Blaine Mueller
Assistant Coach

Blaine Mueller is in his second season in 2017-18 as an assistant coach for the Lindenwood men’s basketball team.
 
In 2016-17, Mueller was a part of a coaching staff that helped the Lions win 21 games, a program record for wins during its NCAA history. The Lions had two all-conference players and one MIAA all-defensive performer during the year.  He helped Lindenwood rank 33rd in NCAA Division II in scoring defense, allowing less than 70 points a game.
 
Prior to Lindenwood, Mueller spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach under Kevin Bavery at Middleton High School in Wisconsin. Middleton went 49-21 over those three seasons, and Mueller helped guide the Cardinals to their first conference championship in 15 years.
 
Mueller played for Lindenwood head coach Lance Randall when Randall was an associate head coach at Wisconson-Stevens Point in 2010-11. That team won the conference regular season and tournament championships, and made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
 
Mueller is originally from Watertown, Wis. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a chemistry degree, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Education.