Kevin Siroki ('93) enters his third season as the head coach of the Titan men's basketball team in the 2014-15 season.
Siroki previously was the athletic director and the head men's basketball coach at Galen University in Belize, Central America. Siroki, the team MVP as a senior and three-time letterwinner at point guard for the Titans in 1990-93, guided Westminster to a 78-29 record during his four years as an undergraduate.
Siroki has earned multiple championships and awards in professional international basketball, as a player and as a coach, over the past 10 years. Siroki also has coaching experience as the assistant men's basketball coach at Tiffin University (00-01) and Westminster (1998-2000). Siroki coached Doug Smith '13 and Anthony Thomas '14, who both finished their careers with over 1,000 points. Smith recorded 1,068 points (32nd all-time), while Thomas recorded 1,326 points (14th all-time).
Siroki's Yearly Records at Westminster:
|Season||Overall Record||PAC Record||PAC Finish|
|Totals (2 years)||10-41 (.196)||5-27 (.156)|
Chivas Whipple is entering his first season as assistant coach for the Westminster men’s basketball team in 2014-15. Whipple is also the head men's tennis coach.
Whipple brings a wealth of experience to the coaching staff with an impressive playing and coaching background. Whipple recently was an assistant varsity boys basketball coach at Girard High School (OH) from 2011-2013. He also has coaching experience at Ursuline High School (OH), Chaney High School (OH), and at the Youngstown's YMCA.
As a player, Whipple was a three-time NAIA Division II All-American at Point Park University where he played from 2005-08. Whipple is the fourth all-time leading scorer (1,736 points), sixth all-time leading rebounder (731), and fifth all-time in steals (181) in Point Park history. Whipple is one of only three players in school history with at least 1,600 points, 700 rebounds, 200 assists and 180 steals. As a junior, Whipple had arguably his best season at Point Park when he was an NAIA Division II First Team All-American and was named the American Mideast Conference Player of the Year. He also led the Pioneers to a No. 3 ranking in the country and the No. 3 overall seed in the national tournament. Whipple, who was named First Team All-Conference three-straight years, was inducted into the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
A political science major at Point Park and a Calvary Christian graduate, Whipple is a member of the United States Armed Forces; he has served in the Marines and remains an active-duty member of the Army National Guard. He resides in Youngstown, Ohio.
Jim Stitt is entering his second season as assistant coach for the Westminster men’s basketball team in 2014-15.
Prior to his arrival at Westminster, Stitt served as varsity assistant coach and program coordinator at Howland Local School District from 1986-1993. Sitt then became the varsity assistant coach at Warren City Schools from 1994-1999.
Currently, Stitt is assistant and elementary principal for the Boardman Local School District. Stiit earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Youngstown State University in 1994. He also received a master’s degree in administration from Ashland University in 1999.