Head Coach Orv
Orv Salmon begins his sixth season at the helm of the DMACC – Boone Bears. The basketball program is recognized as one of the top programs in the country. In Salmon’s tenure the Bears have compiled an overall record of 140-29 and have been ranked nationally for five consecutive years.
The 2004-2005 team ended the season with a record of 27-6 and a final ranking of 5th in the nation. A shot at the buzzer in the regional finals kept the Bears from returning to the national tournament. Al Stewart received NJCAA All-American recognition.
The 2001-2002 season established the Bears on the national scene. The Bears finished the season with a 31-6 record and repeated as conference champions. The highlight of the season was a Region XI championship and a fourth place finish in the NJCAA national tournament. Shelton Colwell was named first team NJCAA All-American.
Salmon was named Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director on April 27, 2000. From 1980-86 Salmon served as an assistant coach at Drake University under Gary Garner. After leaving Drake to enter the business world, Salmon stayed involved in basketball by serving as radio and television analyst for Drake under Rudy Washington and Kurt Kanaskie. He also spent a year as an assistant coach and consultant for the Manchester Giants of the English Basketball League.
Salmon is a 1973 graduate of the University of Missouri. He played basketball at Missouri under legendary coach, Norm Stewart. He holds an MA in Education Administration from Truman State University.