Concordia, KS - Cloud County Community College is proud to announce the hiring of Chad Eshbaugh as the college’s 4th head men’s basketball in the school’s history. Eshbaugh assisted the Thunderbirds for 4 seasons seeing the program to a 79-49 record. Eshbaugh’s recruiting efforts helped produce 2 - first team, 3 - second team and 4 - honorable mention KJCCC West performers. One of which was named KJCCC West “Freshman of the Year”. In addition Eshbaugh helped produce 2 - first team and 1 - second team All-Region VI selection. Not including the 2010 graduating class, 15 former Thunderbirds have signed at 4 year colleges, 10 at the NCAA Division I level. Eshbaugh replaces longtime head men’s basketball coach Kevin Muff. Muff, now the head men’s coach at Pittsburg State University (KS), coached Cloud County Community College for 12 seasons compiling a record of 202-153.
Eshbaugh began his coaching career at Eudora High School, where he directed the Cardinals to, at that time, the best four-year combined record in school history. Eshbaugh then returned to his hometown of Topeka to become the head coach at Topeka West High School. Over the course of five years at West, the Chargers enjoyed three "Final Fours", two league titles, a 23-game home court winning streak, and a combined overall record of 78-39. Coach Eshbaugh has had 14 players go on to the collegiate level. Eshbaugh, and his wife Amy, are both originally from Topeka, KS and now reside in Concordia with their two daughters, Jordan and Mykah.