C. DAVID FARRAR
Farrar Led Blue Dragons
To First National Title
C. David Farrar was the first Blue Dragon coach to bring home the NJCAA National Championship when he led Hutchinson Community College to the 1988 title.
At the end of his five-year tenure with at Hutchinson, Farrar held the record for the highest winning percentage (80.6), three league championships and that long-coveted national championship.
Posting a record of 137-77 during that span, Farrar is one of only six Blue Dragon basketball coaches to post more than 100 victories in his career.
Farrar’s national championship team posted a program record 37-2 season, with the most victories ever in a single season. During the 1988 and 1989 seasons, the Blue Dragon posted 41-straight victories in the Sports Arena.
Farrar’s team boasted some of the finest players ever to suit up in red and blue, including Maurice Brittain, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1988 national tournament. He was also selected as the team MVP and was a first team all-conference and all-Region VI selection. His teammates included all-tournament and All-American pick William Davis and all-tournament player and track and field Olympian Steve Fritz. Farrar’s staff also included assistant coach Steve McClain, who later led the Blue Dragons to another national title as the head coach of the team in 1994.
During his tenure at Hutchinson, Farrar was named the NJCAA National College Coach of the Year (1988); Kodak National Junior College Coach of the Year (1988) and Region VI Coach of the Year (1987 and 1988).
Farrar’s career began as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky University in 1984, and he also held assistant positions at Mississippi State and Southwestern Louisiana.
Farrar left Hutchinson in 1991 for the coaching position at NCAA Division I Middle Tennessee State University. He also held the head job at the University of Idaho and spent time as the assistant at South Alabama and Wyoming, the latter under his protégé, Steve
Farrar a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Anderson College 1969, and his master’s degree from Ball State in 1972.