2008-2009 Akron Zips

2008-2009 Akron Zips Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
- Mike Bardo So C 6-10 240 Oct 3, 1987 Cincinnati (OH) United States Oak Hills High School
- Rydell Brooks So G 6-2 185 Sep 29, 1987 Akron (OH) United States Buchtel High School
- Tim Carroll Jr F 6-5 215 Oct 13, 1987 Akron (OH) United States Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
- Eric Coblentz Fr G 6-2 190 Aug 4, 1988 Uniontown (OH) United States Lake High School
- Jimmy Conyers Jr F 6-5 220 Sep 28, 1986 Baltimore (MD) United States National Christian Academy
- Nikola Cvetinovic Fr GF 6-8 230 Dec 19, 1988 Loznica Serbia Virginia Episcopal School
- Anthony Hitchens Fr G 5-8 168 Jan 2, 1990 Chillicothe (OH) United States Chillicothe High School
- Nate Linhart Sr SF 6-7 215 Nov 14, 1986 Gahanna (OH) United States Gahanna High School
- Brett McClanahan Fr G 6-4 185 Oct 17, 1989 Nitro (WV) United States Nitro High School
- Brett McKnight So F 6-6 245 Oct 5, 1988 Lancaster (OH) United States Lancaster High School
- Chris McKnight Jr F 6-7 225 Oct 19, 1987 Lancaster (OH) United States Lancaster High School
- Steve McNees So G 6-2 170 Aug 31, 1987 New Castle (PA) United States Shenango High School
- Andrew Parrish Fr F 6-8 225 Dec 7, 1989 Dayton (OH) United States Clayton Northmont High School
- Kyle Petersen Fr G 6-4 180 Dec 20, 1989 Naples (FL) United States Community High School
- Darryl Roberts So G 6-0 165 May 7, 1988 Toledo (OH) United States St. Francis de Sales High School
- Ronnie Steward RS-Fr G 5-11 170 Mar 16, 1989 Columbus (OH) United States Eastmoor Academy
- Alex Sullivan RS-Fr PG 6-0 185 Aug 21, 1989 Painesville (OH) United States Riverside High School
- Steve Swiech Fr C 6-9 250 Dec 2, 1988 Pittsburgh (PA) United States Elizabeth Forward High School

Recent Akron Zips History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2014-2015 21-14 (9-9) 7th (MAC) 4th Rnd N/A
2013-2014 21-13 (12-6) 4th (MAC) 4th Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 26-7 (14-2) 1st (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 22-12 (13-3) 1st (MAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2010-2011 23-13 (9-7) 5th (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 24-11 (12-4) 2nd (MAC) Runner Up CBI 1st Rnd
2008-2009 23-13 (10-6) 3rd (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2007-2008 23-12 (11-5) 3rd (MAC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 26-7 (13-3) 2nd (MAC) Runner Up N/A
2005-2006 23-10 (14-4) 2nd (MAC) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2004-2005 19-10 (11-7) 2nd (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 13-15 (7-11) 9th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 14-14 (9-9) 6th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A

2008-2009 Akron Zips Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Brett McKnight All-MAC Second Team
Chris McKnight All-MAC Honorable Mention
Nate Linhart All-MAC Honorable Mention
Nate Linhart MAC Tournament MVP
Nate Linhart MAC All-Tournament Team
Steve McNees MAC All-Tournament Team
Brett McKnight MAC All-Tournament Team
Nate Linhart MAC Defensive POY
Brett McKnight MAC Sixth Man of the Year
Anthony Hitchens MAC All-Freshman Team

2008-2009 Akron Zips Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Hitchens D. Roberts C. McKnight N. Linhart N. Cvetinovic
Rotation S. McNees J. Conyers B. McKnight   M. Bardo
Rotation R. Steward B. McClanahan      
Lim PT E. Coblentz T. Carroll   S. Swiech  

2008-2009 Akron Zips Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Brett McKnight 36 21.2 11.2 3.6 1.1 0.6 0.2 1.9
Nate Linhart 36 29.9 10.3 6.2 1.5 1.7 0.5 2.0
Chris McKnight 36 24.8 9.2 4.7 1.1 0.8 0.3 1.4
Anthony Hitchens 35 22.5 8.8 1.4 2.2 1.3 0.0 2.5
Darryl Roberts 36 25.9 8.2 1.8 1.6 0.7 0.1 1.4
Steve McNees 36 21.5 5.8 1.8 1.9 0.5 0.1 1.2
Nikola Cvetinovic 36 13.4 4.5 2.7 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.9
Brett McClanahan 21 13.0 4.2 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.0 0.7
Ronnie Steward 6 18.8 3.3 1.3 2.7 0.7 0.0 0.8
Jimmy Conyers 36 14.2 3.2 3.2 0.8 0.6 0.2 1.0
Steve Swiech 8 3.9 2.1 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.2
Mike Bardo 36 14.9 1.6 2.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.5
Eric Coblentz 13 4.7 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.1
Tim Carroll 10 4.3 0.2 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4

2008-2009 Akron Zips Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Keith Dambrot Head Coach 2004-2005 Assistant Coach (Akron, 2001 to 2004)
Terry Weigand Assistant Coach 2004-2005 N/A
Rick McFadden Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Director of Basketball Operations (Akron, 2005 to 2008)