Antowin Edwards begins his second season with the Lady Trojans. Edwards comes to Colby after spending four season rebuilding and guiding the Lady Spartans of Colorado Northwestern Community College. Last season he guided the Lady Spartans to 14 wins, which were the most wins in 14 seasons. While at Colorado Northwestern Community College he has had six players receive All-Region Selections and nine players receive All-Academic Selections.
After last year’s graduating class, Coach Edwards has had 17 of his sophomores moved on to four year institutions. Prior to Colorado Northwestern Community College he spent 10 seasons as an assistant for the men’s basketball team at Park University.
Coach Edwards also pulled double duty for seven years by coaching at Park Hill High School and Park University. While at Park Hill high School he had an opportunity to coach all the lower levels and gain some valuable leadership and instructional experience.
Coach Edwards has worked several camps and clinics throughout his career. He also directed and coached the Northland Kings AAU Youth Basketball Program. His program sent several players to NCAA Div. II; NAIA I & II; and NJCAA programs.
Coach Edwards began his coaching career with the Pirates 1999, under current Athletics Director Claude English and remained on staff when Jason Kline took over the Park men’s basketball program in 2004.
Coach Edwards played 3 seasons at Park College, now known as Park University. He played for Claude English and was a member of 3 consecutive 19 win teams that fell one game short of making the NAIA National Tournament.
Coach Edwards holds a Masters Degree in Education, a Bachelors Degrees in Human Services and Criminal Justice all of which he attained a Park University.
Coach Edwards is married Jamila Edwards and they have one beautiful daughter Brianna and one handsome son “AJ” Antowin Jr.
Kenneth Michaud begins his second season as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Colby Community College. Coach Michaud helped the lady Trojan’s excel in the classroom as five student-athletes were on the academic all-conference team. The team was also recognized as an NJCAA academic team with a team grade point average of 3.24 last season. Coach Michaud comes to Colby Community College from Jacksonville College (TX) where he was the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. Michaud led the Jaguars and Lady Jaguars to a top 25 ranking in the NJCAA in the first year of competition. Before coaching at Jacksonville College, Michaud was an assistant coach at Colorado Northwestern Community College, where he worked with Coach Edwards. The first two seasons, while at CNCC, Michaud was an assistant for both men’s and women’s programs.
While at CNCC, Coach Michaud helped guide the Lady Spartans to their first Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory in five seasons, and qualify for the Region 18 Tournament. The team also received one 2nd Team All-Region 18 Selection and four SWAC All-Academic Selections.
“I’ve known Coach Michaud for several years and he has always impressed me with his energy and passion for the game. He is a tremendous teacher of the game and takes a lot of pride in making sure that our program is well prepared academically and athletically,” said Coach Antowin Edwards.
Michaud gained coaching experience by working basketball camps at the United States Air Force Academy, Brigham Young University, The University of Montana, Gonzaga University, The University of Utah, and The Jerome (Junk Yard Dog) Williams Basketball Boot Camp (who played for four NBA teams).
A native of Las Vegas, NV, Michaud served as a Student Assistant coach at Barstow Community College in Barstow, CA where he scheduled practices, helped with correspondence to recruits and assisted the staff. The Vikings made an appearance in the Southern California Community College playoffs, which had not been done in four years. Michaud transferred to Graceland University in Lamoni, IA where he played on the tennis team which was ranked as high as 12th in the nation in NAIA. He graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology.