Men's Basketball At A Glance
- Roster Size: 19
- Returners: 10
- Returning starters: 2
- Head coach: Greg Mitchell, sixth season (99-41, .707)
- Captains: Preston Granger, Riley Lewis, Tyler George
- 2019-20 MIAA Preseason Poll: Fourth
- 2019-20 Regular-Season Recap: The Flying Dutchmen posted a 15-11 overall record and finished tied for third in the MIAA standings. Led by all-region guard Jason Beckman, Hope qualified for the league tournament and claimed a No. 5 seed. The Flying Dutchmen set a team record for points in a game in the season opener with a 139-129 victory against Greenville (Illinois) College at the North Park University Tournament in Chicago. For the 17th consecutive season and 21st time overall, Hope led NCAA Division III in home attendance by averaging 2,207 over 13 home games; 727 more than the nearest team. Academically, the Flying Dutchmen claimed both the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award and the MIAA’s Team GPA Award. Three Flying Dutchmen made the NABC Honors Court: Jason Beckman, Teddy Ray and Matt Zandstra.
- 2019 MIAA Tournament Recap: The Flying Dutchmen were edged by fourth-seeded Calvin College, 68-66, in the first round of the MIAA Tournament. Jason Beckman scored a game-high 31 points and ended his Hope career with 1,132 points in two seasons.
Pictured right: Guard Riley Lewis received All-MIAA Second Team honors last season.
2019 Coaching Staff
Head Coach Greg Mitchell
Head coach Greg Mitchell ‘89 owns a 99-41 career after five seasons leading the Flying Dutchmen. He has guided Hope to three MIAA regular-season championships and three NCAA Division III Championship appearances since returning to his alma mater following a successful 25-year high school coaching career.
Mitchell played at Hope on two MIAA championship teams (1986-87 and 1987-88) and three NCAA Division III Tournament qualifiers (1987-89). As a junior, Mitchell made his deepest run in the national tournament as the Flying Dutchmen reached the 1988 Great Lakes Regional final before falling in double overtime to eventual national champion Ohio Wesleyan, 110-107.
As a player, Greg Mitchell helped the Flying Dutchmen post a 74-27 overall record and a 40-8 mark in MIAA play during his four seasons (1985-89). He still holds the Flying Dutchmen record for career 3-point shooting at 46.4 percent (116-of-250). He averaged a career-high 10.3 points per game his senior season in 1988-89.