In Moody’s fifth season the Ravens went 15-14 overall and 9-13 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The team finished the year sixth in NAIA Division I three point shooting percentage 39.3% and tenth in three-point field goals made per game 9.44. John Harris Jr. (Sr. Lincoln NE) earned All-Heart of America Athletic Conference First Team and NAIA DI All-American Honorable Mention honors for the second consecutive year. Jake Schannuth (Jr. Hermann MO) received All-Heart of America Athletic Conference Honorable Mention recognition. Nathan Stacy (So. Shawnee KS) and Justas Norvilas (Jr. Tourage Lithuania) were both named Daktronics-NAIA Division I Scholar-Athletes.
The 2014-15 team went 24-9, 12-6 in league play and finished second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The 24 overall wins is the third most in program history. The Ravens earned a bid to the NAIA Division I National Tournament for the second consecutive year. The Ravens were ranked in the Top 25 NAIA Division I National Ranking every week of the 2014-15 season and finished the year ranked 22nd in the Final NAIA DI Coaches Top 25 Poll.
The 2014-15 team success also led to individual recognition as several players were honored for their efforts. John Harris Jr. (Jr. Lincoln NE) earned All-Heart of America Athletic Conference First Team and NAIA DI All-American Honorable Mention. Jallen Messersmith (Sr. Blue Springs MO) earned All-Heart of America Athletic Conference Second Team and was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Heart for the second consecutive year. Jonathon Anaekwe (Sr. Shawnee KS) earned All-Heart of America Athletic Conference Honorable Mention.
A native of Omaha Neb., Coach Moody was named the 17th head coach in Benedictine College men’s basketball history on April 5, 2011. Moody’s overall record at Benedictine College is 95-59 in five seasons. The team has not has not had a losing record since he began his tenure. The Ravens won the Heart of America Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship in 2012-13 and had back to back appearances in the NAIA DI National Tournament in 2012-13 and 2013-14. During this same time the program has had four players recognized as NAIA DI All-American Honorable Mentions selections, Quaran Johnson 11-12, Charlie Wallrapp 12-13 and 13-14 and John Harris Jr. 14-15 and 15-16. The Ravens have had 13 players selected for Heart of America Athletic Conference all conference awards and seven Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Moody had spent the previous five seasons at the University of North Dakota, the first four as Head Assistant Coach and the 2010-11 year as Associate Head Coach.
In his role as Associate Head Coach and Head Assistant Coach at the University of North Dakota, Moody, was instrumental in guiding the Fighting Sioux through the transition from NCAA DII to NCAA DI. In 2010-11 Moody helped UND to an 11-game turnaround from 2009-10 which was the third best in program history. UND finished the 2010-11 season 19-15 and won the first ever conference title in the Division I era with a Great West Conference Tournament Championship. The team also earned the first ever DI post season tournament game in the CollegeInsiders.com Postseason Tournament at the United States Air Force Academy. Moody is always highly visible on the recruiting trail. In his role as recruiting coordinator at UND, Moody strung together recruiting classes that included the highest scoring freshmen class in NCAA Division I basketball 2010-11. The three true freshmen and two redshirt freshmen accounted for 62.5 percent of the team’s overall scoring. True freshmen Troy Huff also broke the freshmen scoring record at UND.
Prior to UND, Moody served as Head Coach at Raymore-Peculiar High School in Peculiar, Mo., from 2001-2006. Moody inherited a program that had gone 44-81 the previous five seasons, and led Ray-Pec to a 72-55 record over the next five years, including a 53-24 mark over the last three years and the first Suburban Conference title in school history.
Moody served as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska-Omaha from 1997-2001. While at UNO, Moody helped recruit three recruiting classes that led the Mavericks to back-to-back NCC championships.
Moody played for the Ravens from 1992 -1996 and graduated as the eighth-leading scorer in school history. He also graduated second on the school’s all-time three-pointers made list and was a three-time all-conference selection, including a pair of first team honors. Moody went on to serve one year as a student assistant coach at Benedictine College.
Moody received his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in secondary education from Benedictine College in 1997 and earned a master’s degree in recreation administration from UNO in 2000 and a master’s degree in administration from William Woods (Mo.) University in 2005.
Moody resides in Atchison with his wife Lisa.
John Peer returns for his 12th with Benedictine College and is the program’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. Coach Peer helped the Ravens to a 15-14 record in 2015-16 the fourth consecutive season with a winning record.
Coach Peer has been a member of the Benedictine College men’s basketball program as player or coach for 16 years and will begin his sixth with Moody. During his tenure at Benedictine College, Peer has recruited and coached 18 All-Heart players and six NAIA All-America players, two of which were post players. Peer is involved in all aspects of the Raven program. His primary responsibilities are recruiting and post player development. His other duties include on-court coaching, opponent scouting, film breakdown, scheduling and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the basketball program. Coach Peer played four seasons for the Ravens, ending his career in 2004 as the Ravens 20th leading scorer in school history with 1,202 points. He left BC as the fourth-ranked 3-point shooter in the history of the Ravens program with 195.
Peer holds a pair of degrees from Benedictine College. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Business in 2004 and his MBA in 2005. He married the former Lauren Funk in August 2014.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2013, Brandon Antl was named a graduate assistant for the men's basketball program in the Summer of 2017.
Coach Antl began his career as an AAU coach for the MN Stars, a premier girl's program in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Coach Antl then coached a season with the MN Rise boy's AAU program in southern Minnesota. Coach Antl just completed his second season coaching in the MN Fury boy's AAU program, a top club in the Twin Cities. In the Summer of 2017, his 17-and-under team went 37-11 and won championships in the Minnesota Heat Tournament, and were bracket champions in the NY2LA Next Level Invitational and The Las Vegas Classic.
Coach Antl spent two seasons as the head coach for the Alden-Conger High School girl's program in southern Minnesota, leading them to 15 wins last season. Antl has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Coaching.