Joel B. Wooton
Coach Wooton has 22 years of college coaching experience at both the community college and four year college levels. He has helped take five teams to the national tournament. At Southeast Community College he has helped to take four teams to the national tournament. He has helped to win ten region championships as well.
Coach Wooton has had seven All-American players in his career. He has had numerous All Region and All Conference players. At SCC Coach Wooton has had two National Academic Basketball Teams of the Year. Coach Wooton has had numerous Academic All American players and All Academic Region players.
Coach Wooton has sent players on all over the country including the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon, Ohio, New York, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Coach Wooton has had several players play professional basketball around the world as well.
SCC traditionally plays one of the toughest NJCAA Division II schedules in the country including playing several Division I schools every year. SCC plays a fast-paced game emphasizing playing hard and getting after people defensively. Coach Wooton has led several teams into the Top Twenty teams in the national ranking with one ranking as high as #4 in the country. Coach Wooton has been named Region Coach of the Year six times and District Coach of the Year four times.
Coach Wooton has been active on the national level administratively as well. He has served at the NJCAA Division II National Representative, the NJCAA Vice President of the men’s basketball coaches association and is currently serving a two year term as the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association President. He has served on the committee for the NJCAA Hall of Fame, the NJCAA All-Star Game committee held in Las Vegas, and is a member of the NABC.
Coach Wooton has coached at Nebraska high schools of Diller, Scribner, and Auburn and Iowa high school Red Oak. He coached at Iowa Wesleyan College and LaGrange College in Georgia.
Coach Wooton is married to SCC Cross-Country Coach Vicki Wooton. They have three daughters, Ashley, Lindsey, and Whitney.