Travis Day, an all-conference player as a senior in 1990, was a three-year starter for the Eagles, including the 1988 Class 3A state championship team.
Day went on to play at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. He scored 1,000 points in his career from 1994-96 which ranks 28th on the school's list. He also set the school record for most rebounds in a season in 1995-96 with 388.
Day graduated from CMU in 1997.
Day comes to NMCC after spending the last three years as the head assistant varsity and head junior varsity basketball coach at CMU.
Day's hiring marks the fifth coaching change at NMCC since 2001. He will take over a program that has not had a winning season since 2002 and has gone a combined 31-70 the last four years.
Day will also teach physical education and health and will serve as an assistant football coach.
Another former NMCC standout, Dereke Tipler, was given additional responsibilities as assistant basketball and assistant football coach. Tipler was already hired as behavioral disorders instructor.