Coach Earp has been on the Laker sidelines for 10 years. He helped Coach Dudley put together some of the exciting Laker teams of the late 1990s. His recruitment of community college athletes is legendary and second-to-none in community college basketball. He recruited James Thompkins, Marquis Richardson, Che Jordan, Kareem Leggett, Huzie Hambrite, Spencer Perrin ,Will Mcclure ,and Paris Carter all of whom went on to play Division I or II basketball after graduating from Lake Land College. His ties and connections with the Lake Land College district and with the Indianapolis and louisville area has made him one of the most successful community college recruiters in the past decade. Earp’s responsibilities include recruiting, academic monitoring, fundraising, scouting, team travel, scheduling, practice and game preparation. Coach Earp was born and raised in Mattoon, and continues to live there with his eleven-year-old daughter Gracie.