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Meet The Coaching Staff

Jenone Bell

Athletic Director

Women’s Head Basketball Coach

Jenone Bell is in her first semester here to Lead the Shorter College athletic program as Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach and 25th season as a Collegiate Coach.

Before coming to Shorter College, she was the Head Coach at Southeastern Baptist College and lead them to a national ranking of 10th in the Nation. She also produced three South-Central All-Region players.

She spent the 2014 – 2017 season leading St. Gregory’s University as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach to two – postseason conference tournaments. She also produced Sooner All-Conference players and several on the All-Academic team.

Bell spent 3 seasons at Southern University Shreveport where she produced several Louisiana All-Conference players

In 2009-10 Bell was named the interim head coach early in the season and led the Lady Lions to an appearance in the HAAC tournament.

Prior to coming to Lindenwood, Bell was the assistant basketball coach for the past 12 years at Lincoln University (Mo.) where they produced several All-Conference players and Academic All- Americans. She was also the head tennis coach there for 10 years.

Bell has also been an assistant basketball coach at Texas Southern University, and California State University San Bernardino, and was a graduate assistant at Kansas State University.

While in college at Cal State San Bernardino, she was a standout player. As a junior, she led her team to the NCAA West Region playoffs. She held all of the three-point school records when she graduated and still holds the record for career three-point field goal percentage with a 38.4 percent mark.

Bell graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education and graduated from Kansas State in 1994 with a Master’s in Secondary Education.

Andre Williams

Assistant Athletic Director

Men’s Head Basketball Coach

Coach Andre’ J. Williams is the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Shorter College. Coach Williams previously served as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) in Little Rock, Arkansas; Southern University Shreveport in Shreveport, LA; Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Southern Arkansas University Tech, and Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Central Baptist College (CBC) in Conway, Arkansas.

Coach Williams is a pioneer in Arkansas collegiate basketball cultivating the first men’s NAIA basketball program at Arkansas Baptist College, Women’s JUCO basketball program at Southern Arkansas University Tech (Hall of Fame Inductee 2019), and men’s basketball program at Shorter College.

In 2019-2020 at Southern University Shreveport, Coach Williams assisted the men’s basketball team to the JUCO regional tournament. During the 2016-2017 season at Central Baptist College, Coach Williams served as the Associate Head Coach for Men’s Basketball and was instrumental in the team winning the NCCAA Central Region Championship with an appearance in the first round of the NCCAA National Tournament. Coach Williams has had the opportunity to coach several players earning honors including Louisiana JUCO Player of the Year, NAIA Honorable Mention All-American and All-AMC Academic team.

Coach Williams received his Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Southern Arkansas University and Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from Philander Smith College. He is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and is married to LaTonda Davis Williams and has one daughter, Aleah Williams.

 

Steven Barker

Athletics Administrative Assistant

Steven Barker enters his first year at Shorter College as Student Housing Manager/Athletics Administrative Assistant. He brings experience from different levels of Division I, Junior College, and High School.

Steven previously was Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Seminole State College. I really enjoyed my time at Seminole State College, there are so many people to thank there, from Administration, Faculty/Staff, The Athletics Office in which I worked with daily, The Outstanding Players I was Blessed to Coach and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Don Tuley and his Wife for all their help and support throughout my career.

“I would like to Thank God for all of the wonderful people in my life. My Parents, Family, and Friends who have helped me along the way.” And a Special Thank You to Shorter College and President O. Jerome Green and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jenone Bell for this opportunity. Mr. Barker graduated from Guthrie High School in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Central Oklahoma.