Bearcat Men's Basketball Camps
Austin Meyer enters his fourth season as the Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball assistant coach.
Meyer’s time at Northwest spans longer than his four seasons as the top assistant and recruiter for the Bearcats after ending a four-year playing career at Northwest. Since picking up the clipboard the Bearcats have won one MIAA tournament title in2008 and claimed the MIAA’s regular season crown in 2007 and 2012.
His on-court duties include working with the posts and offensive sets. Off the court, Meyer is also the top recruiter for the Bearcats as well as in charge of the Center Court ‘Cat Club, the Bearcat men’s basketball booster club, and handles all of the Northwest men’s basketball camps and clinics.
Prior to being named a full-time assistant, Meyer was hired as a graduate assistant under then-head coach Steve Tappmeyer. He would be promoted to a full-time assistant in Tappmeyer’s final season in 2008-09.
A native of Blue Springs, Mo., Meyer his four seasons spanned from 2002-06 as he was the leading scorer and rebounder of the 2004-05 squad averaging 13.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. He remains Northwest's all-time leading three-point shooter with 215 made and holds the school record for three-pointers made in a game with eight. His 1,294 career points rank sixth in program history.
Meyer won an MIAA conference tournament championship and made an appearance in the Elite Eight during the 2003-04 season when the team finished 29-5. A sophomore, Meyer led the team with 68 three-pointers and shot 42 percent from beyond the arc. He finished as the team's second-leading scorer with 11.5 points per game.
He graduated from Northwest with his bachelor’s degree in corporate recreation in 2006 and then received his master’s in physical education in 2008.
Andy Peterson returns to the Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball staff as assistant coach for a second season after spending the 2009-10 season as the assistant coach at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa.
With the Bearcats Peterson is primarily in charge of defensive schemes and coaching as well as recruiting and guard play. Under Peterson, the Bearcats have claimed one MIAA regular season title and guard DeShaun Cooper was named First-Team All-MIAA.
Before his stint at SWCC, Peterson played for the Bearcats from 2003-2008. Peterson helped the Bearcats claim the MIAA tournament title in 2008 as he was named All-MIAA Honorable Mention as well as Academic All-MIAA. The Bearcats also won the MIAA regular season championships during the 2006-07 season as he led the team in minutes played.
In all, the Bearcats made four trips to the NCAA tournament including a Sweet Sixteen appearance as a sophomore and the second Elite Eight in school history as a red-shirt freshman. Peterson finished his career with the third highest three-point percentage and is sixth all-time in steals.
Peterson bridged the gap between head coaches, serving as a graduate assistant for the Bearcats and former-head coach Steve Tappmeyer in 2008-2009 and now present Bearcat head coach Ben McCollum in 2009-2010 before going to SWCC for the 2010-2011 season.
A native of Trenton, Mo., he earned two bachelor’s degrees in 2007 and a master’s Degree in Agriculture in 2008. He received a second master’s degree in Physical Education from Northwest in 2010. He married former Bearcat track and field athlete Emily (Churchman), who now serves as the Bearcat Cross Country/Track and Field assistant coach as the couple reside in Maryville.
Tomas Brock begins his second season as the men’s basketball graduate assistant at Northwest Missouri State.
Brock’s primary duties with the Bearcats have included working with the guards as well as scouting opposing teams. He also helps with recruiting.
A native of Mt. Vernon, Mo., he came to Northwest after graduating from Southwest Baptist University in 2011, with a degree in Finance and Economics. He is currently pursuing a M.S. of Science in Health and Physical Education at Northwest.
Brock enjoyed a four-year career at SBU helping the Bearcats to an MIAA regular season title and a Sweet Sixteen appearance. He was also an All-MIAA guard as a junior and senior starting every game for SBU at point guard, including an upset of Division I Utah.
Brock was a four-year starter at Mount Vernon both as a point guard in basketball for the Mountaineers and his father, coach Skip Brock, and a quarterback in football for coach Dan Henderson. He averaged 6.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists his senior year to collect all-state, all-Ozarks, all-district and all-conference honors. He was selected as the Big 8 Conference Player of the Year and was the Joplin Globe Player of the Year.
In addition to setting a school mark with 28 wins as a senior, Mount Vernon won district and Blue and Gold Tournament championships. Brock finished his career with 2,330 points, setting all-time MVHS records for points, free throws and three-point field goals. As a junior, he won conference, district, area, Ozarks and state first team honors as Mount Vernon won a district title and finished fourth in the 2006 Class 3 state tournament. In football, Mt. Vernon was 10-1 in Brock's senior season, with a perfect 7-0 conference record. Brock was an academic all-state selection in basketball as a senior.
Brock comes from a coaching family where his father is also the Athletic Director at Mt. Vernon. His older brother Matt is an assistant men’s basketball coach at Columbia College and their sister, Abi Copeland, is also an assistant coach at Central High School in Springfield, Mo.
Joel Lincoln is a graduate of Durant High School in Durant, IA, majoring in physical education at Northwest. Joel was involved in basketball, cross country and track while at Durant. Joel is the son of Doug and Shelley Lincoln and has two older brothers and a younger sister.
Joel has worked at many summer basketball camps including Snow Valley Basketball School (IA), Billy Donovan’s Gator Camp, Josh Pastner Memphis Tigers Camp, Hoop Mountain Midwest, Texas Longhorns Camp, and Tubby Smith Basketball camp. Joel enjoys doing individual workouts with basketball athletes of all ages. His favorite NBA players are Chris Paul, Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis, and Zach Randolph.
Joel is the head manager and his duties include practice setup and clock duties, office work, shooting times, and much more. In the future, Joel hopes to pursue coaching at the collegiate level or player development in college or the NBA.
Dan Marceau is a graduate of North Scott Senior High School in Eldridge, Iowa. This is his second year as a manager for the men’s basketball team.
Dan’s duties include practice setup, individual shooting time monitoring, office mail out production and Center Court Cat Club assistant. He also records and edits highlight footage and is in charge of creating the season highlight video