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Archive - 2012 season
Updated: Jan 30, 2015

Mustangs Basketball

The Midland Mustangs began their 2012 season on November 6, playing the Sunnydale Spartans in an away game. The team has 19 games on schedule, plus the annual end-of-season MAUC Tournament.

With seven players returning from the 2011 squad, Coach Cowan says, "I expect to see growth this year and intend to be playing Sunday afternoon at tournament."

Let's hear it for the Mustangs!

Season stats (updated after each game):
Season record: 9-12
Biggest victory margin: 46 points
Best defensive effort: 17 points
Most points scored:  63
Fewest points scored: 31
Closest game: 2 points

Coach Biographies

Coach Kurtis CowanKurtis Cowan, Head Coach: Coach K returns for his third year as Men’s Varsity Basketball Coach. His goal is to stress the importance of kindness, respect, diligence, and perseverance. As these traits are portrayed on the basketball court, he hopes that the students do not just become good athletes, but that they become men. If these traits can be characterized in the midst of a competitive atmosphere, they will carry over into real life. Coach K is excited about the new season and looks forward to working with each player. Off the court, Dr. Cowan practices as a Physical Therapist in the Kansas City area.

Coach Luis GarciaLuis Garcia, Assistant Coach: Coach "Wicho" Garcia returns for his fifth year as a coach for Midland. He started as Midland's assistant JV basketball coach in 2007, when our current seniors were 8th graders. While Coach Cowan was in India during the 2009-2010 basketball season, Coach Garcia ably filled the head coaching role.
   While attending Sunnydale Adventist Academy, he was a member of the Spartans basketball team during his senior year. It was also at this time that he met not only Coach Cowan, but Coach's little sister, Kristin. Romance followed, and they were married in 2005. Kristin attends just about every Midland games, and can be found running the camera, recording stats, or whatever else needs to be taken care of.
   Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Coach Carcia attended Cedarvale Jr. Academy and then went to Sunnydale Adventist Academy for 11th and 12th grade. Currently in law school at UMKC, Coach is working toward a juris doctor degree.

Team Roster
# Name Position Class
1 Jacob Prosser    Senior
3 Tanner Finnegan    Junior
Jeremy Janke    Sophomore
12 Brett Trana    Junior
32 Juan Rodriguez    Senior
33 Alex Helmer    Junior
34 Evan McEwen    Senior
55 Garret Whitson    Sophomore
  Kurtis Cowan Head Coach  
  Luis Garcia Asst. Coach