Conner Hampton enters his second season as an assistant coach with UMKC. He was promoted for the fourth time in four years in 2015 into his current role. Previously, he served as director of basketball operations, graduate assistant and manager since joining the program before the 2011-12 season.
In his current role, Hampton is responsible for on-court coaching, recruiting, scouting opponent tendencies and numerous other daily functions within the program.
Hampton has previously led team travel, community relations, film exchange, film editing and practice preparation.
As a collegiate basketball player, Hampton finished his career at Tabor College (Kan.) and also played at Highland Community College for one season. After his playing days concluded, he served as the head junior varsity coach and second assistant on the varsity team at Tabor. His duties included preparing practice plans, doing game preparation, and maintaining day-to-day operations.
In high school, he attended Kapaun Mt. Carmel in Wichita, Kansas, during his freshman and sophomore years, playing football, basketball and baseball. He transferred to Oxford (Kan.) High school for his junior and senior seasons, and played three sports there as well. Oxford went 18-4 in basketball during his time there, as he led the league in points per game (21.8) and assists in 2007. He was a first-team all-league and coaches all-state selection. He led Oxford to the SCBL regular season and tournament championships. His team was ranked No. 1 in Class 2A during the month of January.
A native of Wichita, Hampton graduated from Tabor College with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in May 2011. He earned his master’s degree in education at UMKC.