Men's Basketball Coaches

Charles Harral

Charles Harral

Head Coach
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Charles Harral’s teams at Arizona Western have consistently been the standard in the ACCAC, winning the Region 1 Championship the last three years. The Matadors broke through with a District Championship in 2019 and earned a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS.
Winning records have been common under Harral with an overall record as the Matadors Head Coach of 188-71 (.725 winning percentage). In eight seasons under his leadership, Harral’s teams have won four Region Championships and eclipsed the 20-win milestone seven of those years.
The Matadors have also produced five NJCAA All-Americans in that time and multiple All-ACCAC and All-Region I selections annually.
Harral’s winning pedigree furthers the legacy of many of college basketball’s biggest coaching names. His career began as a student manager at Texas Tech, serving two years on NCAA Hall of Famer Bobby Knight’s staff. Harral went on to be a graduate assistant coach under Billy Gillispie and Doc Sadler at the University of Texas-El Paso and was apart of the largest one-year turnaround in NCAA history during the 03-04 season.
Harral became an assistant coach in 2005, at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith helping guide them to the 2006 NJCAA National Championship. Harral moved to South Plains College in 2006 under Steve Green. At South Plains, they captured the National Championship in 2008 before he went back to the NCAA Division I level at Weber State in Utah, where he was a part of 2 Big Sky Regular Season Championship teams.
Harral came to AWC as the lead assistant under Kelly Green in 2010, before taking over as head coach in 2011.


Kyle Isaacs

Kyle Isaacs

Assistant Coach

Second stint, 11th year. Kyle Isaacs spent 2008 through 2010 on the Matador Men’s Basketball coaching staff as a part-time assistant under Kelly Green, and then departed for a full-time spot as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2010-11. Isaacs returned to AWC when his good friend Charles Harral became the head coach in 2012. As an undergrad in college, Isaacs was a student manager for legendary coach Bob Knight at Texas Tech University. While at TTU, Isaacs was part of the Red Raiders’ squad that went to the ‘Sweet 16’ of the 2005 NCAA Tournament. After being promoted to graduate assistant, he was part of the filming of the hit reality TV show “Knight School” and was on the bench when Coach Knight became the winningest coach in NCAA Men’s basketball history with his 880th career victory. Isaacs also teaches in AWC’s Physical Education and Wellness Department. Isaacs earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science while at TTU, and earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Management in 2009.


Carter Roe

Carter Roe

Assistant Coach

Second stint, 3rd year. Carter Roe spent 2010 through 2012 on the Matador men’s basketball coaching staff under both Kelly Green and Charles Harral before departing for an assistant coaching position at Utah State University-Eastern. Coach Roe went from Utah State University-Eastern to Howard College in Texas where he served as an assistant coach from 2013-2018.  Coach Roe has recruited and coached 28 Division I players, and 8 players who have moved on to the professional ranks, and one NBA Player (Houston Rockets Guard Rob Gray).

Coach Roe began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Northern Arizona University 2005-2007. While there, he helped guide the Lumberjacks to a Big Sky Championship in 2005-2006.  Roe then joined the coaching staff at McCook Community College in McCook, Nebraska where he served as an assistant from 2007-2009 before joining Kelly Green’s staff at Arizona Western College.

Coach Roe is a Yuma native and graduating from Kofa High School in 2000 and Arizona Western College in 2002. He then earned a Bachelor’s in Communications from Northern Arizona University in 2004 and finished his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2007.


Jim Amick

Jim Amick

Assistant Coach

Want to know where a legend resides? Just check the end of the Matadors’ bench during games. That’s been the lasting image of Jim Amick over the past 20 years after Kelly Green convinced Amick to stay on as an assistant after Amick stepped down for the final time as head coach in 1997. But the primary image of Amick for longtime Matador Basketball fans is the incredible success he brought to the program during his main head coaching stint from 1978 through 1990. Under Amick, the Matadors became one of the most dominant junior college teams of the 1980’s, with a trio of conference titles and a pair of NJCAA Tournament berths. In fact, Amick’s teams never won less than 18 games in any of those 12 seasons. But for those that have really paid attention throughout Amick’s association with Matador Athletics, they realize what a longtime contribution Amick has made to the program as a whole for over 30 years. After stepping down in 1990, Amick provided guidance to Dave Babcock as he led the Matadors to four straight Region I Playoff berths, and then took over in a pinch when Babcock received an offer to move up to the NBA right before the Matadors’ 1996-97 season. Amick’s final overall head coaching record was an amazing 292-91 mark. Both Green and Charles Harral have been fully aware what valuable influence and wealth of knowledge Amick has provided over the last 20 seasons in helping lead the Matadors to five Region I Championships, four NJCAA Tournament appearances and 20 consecutive Region I Playoff berths.


James McNeill

James McNeill

Assistant Coach

James McNeill is a retired United States Marine Corps Sergeant Major with over thirty years of service. McNeill coached basketball teams at various units during his military career. In 1978, McNeill volunteered to coach the 2nd Marine Division All Stars and finished second in the East Coast Regionals Championship (out of 13 teams.). His team won the tournament the very next season. McNeill’s next big coaching job came when he coached the Hawaii Marines 1988-89, winning the Western Pacific Regionals in back to back seasons. As a result of McNeill’s outstanding coaching achievements, he was selected as an assistant men’s coach for the All Marine team in 1988 and the women’s head coach in 1989. In 2009, McNeill started taking classes at Arizona Western College and received his Associate’s degree in General Studies in 2011. While working on his degree, McNeill spent numerous hours at the gym becoming familiar with collegiate practices while also getting to know each player. McNeill received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Management from Northern Arizona University in May 2013.  James is married to Brenda Ferguson McNeill and they have two daughters, Takisha and Nikea.


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