2017-18 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Jason Durst

Head Coach 13th season


Contact Info:
Office - 573-629-3213

Jason Durst has been part of HLG athletics since 2002, taking on the responsibility of head coach of men's basketball in 2005. Durst has coached 7 AMC All-Conference players, 37 Academic All-Conference players, 5 Academic All-Americans, and 1 NAIA All-American. During his time at HLG, he has been the assistant coach of the men's varsity basketball team, head coach for the men's JV basketball team, sports information director, and the assistant sports complex director.

In 1999, Durst received his bachelor's degree from Culver-Stockton where he majored in Physical Education/ Health. He completed his Master of Science in Education in 2005 from William Woods University. Before coming to HLG, Durst was the assistant varsity boy's basketball coach in Canton, MO. Durst has also coached high school and middle school basketball programs in Missouri and Illinois.

Durst now lives in Hannibal, MO, with his wife Jennifer, and their three children.

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Josh Pickett

Assistant Coach 10th season


Contact Info:
Cell - 573-629-3228

Josh Pickett took on the role of assistant men's basketball coach at Hannibal-LaGrange University in 2008.

A native of Hannibal, Pickett played basketball at John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL from 2003-2005. After playing at JWCC, he transferred to Hannibal-LaGrange College to play for the Trojans from 2005-2007. While part of the program, Pickett was a two-year varsity athlete, team captain, two-time AMC All-Conference player, and two-time AMC Academic All-Conference selection. He graduated from HLG with a bachelor's degree in English Education.

Pickett currently lives in Hannibal, MO, with his wife, Esther and his two children.

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Brandon Eschenbach

Student Assistant 2nd season

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Matt Maple

Manager 1st season