Coach Hana Haden enters her fifth season at the helm of the Moberly Area Community College women’s basketball program. During her tenure at MACC, Coach Haden has accumulated an overall record of 89-32 and a Region 16 record of 37-13. The Lady Greyhounds have competed in the Region 16 Tournament Championship game in every season under her tutelage. Coach Haden has mentored a total of 19 players, including three All-Americans, who have gone on to compete at the four-year level. This includes 9 NCAA Division I players, 4 NCAA Division II players, and 5 NAIA players. Coach Haden has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list four times in her career. She was named the embRACEus Women’s Coach of the Year in 2022 and 2021. She was also the recipient of the 2022 Moberly Area Community College Innovation Award for her More Than a Game Series, which is a personal development program focusing on life skills.
In the 2021-2022 season, Haden led the Lady Greyhounds to a record of 26-6 and 12-3 in Region 16 play. Haden guided the program to their third consecutive NJCAA National Tournament Appearance after receiving an At-Large bid as the 13th seed, before falling in the first round to Eastern Florida State College. MACC was nationally ranked in several statistical categories, including 7th in FG made per game, 8th in points per game, 9th in total points and steals per game, 11th in fewest turnovers per game, and 12th in offensive rebounds per game.
Also in 2021-2022, Haden recruited and coached four All-Region selections in freshman Indya Green, freshman McKenna Eddings, freshman Kayhla Adams, and sophomore Jamila Nansikombi-Gunter. Indya Green was a four-time Region 16 Player of the Week and also an NJCAA Player of the week. She was also named to both WBCA and NJCAA All-America teams
after leading the nation in made field goals, 5th in total points, and 4th in offensive rebounds. Green signed with Missouri State University after her freshman season, the fourth consecutive year the Lady Greyhounds sent a player to Division I after their freshman season. McKenna Eddings was named NJCAA All-America Honorable Mention. Jamila Nanskikombi-Gunter was
named First Team NJCAA Academic All-American. The Lady Greyhounds also boasted five Missouri Community College Athletic Conference Selections in Indya Green, McKenna Eddings, Jamila Nansikomibi-Gunter, and Keiori Lee.
In 2020-2021, Coach Haden guided the Lady Greyhounds to a record of 18-6 and 10-3 in Region 16 play in a reduced season due to Covid-19. MACC qualified for the National Tournament for the second consecutive season before falling to Eastern Arizona Community College in the first round. The Lady Greyhounds finished the season ranked 6th in fewest turnovers per game, 13th in field goals made per game, 14th in points per game, and 15th in total points.
In 2020-2021, Haden recruited and mentored four All-Region honorees in freshman Nurjei Weems and sophomores Kori Tomlin, Bryce Dowell, and B’Aunce Carter. Freshman Nurjei Weems was also named NJCAA All-America Honorable Mention before signing to Division I Lamar University.
Coach Haden guided the Lady Greyhounds to a 13 game turn around in 2019-2020, winning 29 games with only 4 losses, including the last 12 games in a row to end the season. The Lady Greyhounds finished 14-1 in Region 16 before securing the Region 16 Tournament Championship, the Central District Championship, and an automatic bid to the NJCAA National Tournament. Unfortunately, the NJCAA Tournament was canceled this season due to Covid-19. Coach Haden was named MCCA, Region 16, and Central District Coach of the Year. The Lady Greyhounds finished the season ranked 5th in the NJCAA in three point percentage, 7th in total points, 8th in fewest turnovers per game, 13th in field goal percentage, and 14th in points per game allowed.
This squad featured three All-Region players, including freshman DeAnna Wilson and sophomores Shania Liburd and Chatori Tyler. DeAnna Wilson was also named an NJCAA All-American and went on to Illinois State University after her freshman season. In Haden’s first season at the helm in 2018-2019, the Lady Greyhounds went 16-16, winning 5 of their last 6 games and upsetting Mineral Area College in the semifinals to reach the Region 16 Championship before falling to Three Rivers College by a score of 82-77. Haden coached two All-Region players in freshmen Kaysie Newson and Chatori Tyler. In the Region championship game, Tyler set the school record with 10 made threes in a single game. Prior to MACC, Haden spent the 2017-2018 season as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at NCAA Division I Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. At Lamar, Haden helped the Cardinals to an overall record of 22-8, including the Southland Conference Regular Season Championship with a record of 17-1. The Cardinals also received a berth to the Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament.
Coach Haden spent the 2015-2017 seasons at the helm of Harris-Stowe State University. As one of the youngest head coaches in the country at 23 years old, Haden led the Hornets to consecutive 19 win seasons, including a record of 30-17 in American Midwest Conference play. Haden’s guidance resulted in the first winning season for HSSU in 8 seasons and the first back-to-back winning season in 29 seasons. The Hornets also made their first appearance in the AMC Tournament semifinals in 8 seasons. During this time, she recruited and coached five AMC All-Conference selections and one All-American.
Haden got her start in coaching as an assistant coach for former Lady Greyhound coach Katie Vauhn at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She coached under Coach Vaughn in the 2014-2015 season.
Coach Hana Haden played two years of Division I basketball at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Prior to WCU, she played at Region 16 foe Mineral Area College. Haden played high school basketball at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, MO before spending her senior season at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA