From K-State Athletics
Kansas State associate head men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery was selected to the Southern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday (July 18), joining seven other individuals, in a release by athletics department officials.
Lowery, who spent time at Southern Illinois as a player (1991-94), assistant coach (2001-03) and head coach (2004-12), will be formally inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame on Friday, October 18. In those three capacities, he was part of 283 wins with a combined seven NCAA Tournaments and eight Missouri Valley Conference Championships, including conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in each stint.
Lowery is the third member of the K-State Athletics staff to be named to the SIU Athletics Hall of Fame, joining women’s basketball assistant coach Chris Carr (2006) and head coach Bruce Weber (2018).
Lowery began his long association with SIU in 1990 when he started his stellar playing career for legendary head coach Rich Herrin. Known as a scrappy, hustling player, he helped lead a basketball renaissance at SIU, guiding the Salukis to an 86-37 (.699) record from 1990-94, which included a pair of MVC titles and consecutive NCAA Tournaments in 1993 and 1994. He was named Second Team All-MVC as a sophomore in 1992. In all, he scored 1,225 points and dished out 391 assists in his career.
Lowery earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the university in 1995.