Kris Baumann

Kris Baumann

  • Title:
    Head Men's Basketball Coach
  • Organization:
    Men's Basketball
  • City:
    Odessa
  • State:
    TX
  • Phone:
    432-335-6875
  • Email:
    kbaumann@odessa.edu
  • Hometown:
    New Plymouth, ID
  • College :
    University of Idaho

Coach Baumann enters his second season as the Wranglers Head Basketball Coach.

During his first season at OC, Baumann coached the Wranglers to a 28-7 record overall.  They were Western Junior College Athletic Conference Champions going 14-2 in conference play.  The Wranglers reached the NJCAA National Tournament for the fourth consecutive year finishing the season in the Elite Eight.  Coach Bucket picked up his 300 career victory as a Head Coach on February 11th, 2019 as OC defeated Midland College 84-62.  For his success on the court, Baumann was named WJCAC Coach of the Year. 

Baumann comes to Odessa College after spending time as an Assistant Coach at the University of Texas at El Paso. Prior to coaching at UTEP, Baumann served as the head men's basketball coach for four years at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. He led his teams to three consecutive national tournaments. In his last season, the Trinity Valley team was ranked number one in the nation for the majority of the season, finishing with a record of 33-2 and tying the school record for most wins. The Trinity Valley CC teams were the Region XIV conference champions from 2014-16, the Region XIV tournament champion in 2016, and runner-up in 2014. Coach Bauman was also named as the 2016 Region XIV Coach of the Year.

Baumann has 13 years of experience as a head coach at the community college level, including three seasons at Lamar Community College (2001-04) and six at Garden City Community College (2006-12). His career record as a head coach stands at 280-146.

As a native of New Plymouth, Idaho, Coach Baumann led his high school team to a state championship in 1993 and was chosen as the Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year in 1994. He was also selected to the Nike All-American Camp and the Five-Star Orange and White All-Star Game.

He continued his basketball career while attending the University of Idaho and became one of the top three-point shooters in school history. While at U of I, Baumann was voted team captain in both his junior and senior seasons and received the prestigious Ronald White Award.

He received his bachelor's degree in general studies from the University of Idaho and has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Sports Management from Columbia Southern University.

Coach Baumann's wife, Dusty Baumann, who is the grant coordinator at Trinity Valley Community College, will move with him to Odessa this summer.