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Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Published or Revised November 01, 2023

Head Coach William "Bill" Foy

Coach Bill Foy

William "Bill" Foy

Former Paris Junior College Head Men’s Basketball Coach and 2005 National Coach of the Year Bill Foy returned to PJC as Men’s Basketball Coach in 2020. In 2005, Foy led the Dragons to a National Junior College Athletic Association championship title.

A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Foy compiled a 269-167 record in his 14-year stint as head coach at PJC, where he was twice named Region XIV Coach of the Year and also in 2005 was named the NABC and TABC Coach of the Year.

"My goal is to create an environment for our student athletes to have a great experience here on campus and in the community," said Foy. "We want them to get a great education, compete at the highest level, and build life-long relationships."

Foy left PJC in 2006 to become an assistant coach at the University of North Texas, where he helped lead the Mean Green to a 127-68 record and two NCAA Tournaments. He then became head men’s basketball coach at Richland College where he compiled a 46-18 record. 

In 2015, Foy and the Dragons’ National Championship team from 2005 were inducted into the PJC Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming festivities. That year he went to Ranger College as the head men’s and women’s golf coach and as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball team. In 2016 the Rangers’ men’s basketball team made it to the Final Four of the NJCAA national tournament, and the men’s golf team went to the NJCAA national tournament for the first time. 

In 2016 Foy was named head women’s basketball coach for Ranger College. The Lady Rangers won 80 games over four seasons and advanced to the Region V tournament for three consecutive seasons. Foy received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his master’s degree from Prairie View A&M University. He is the proud father of daughters Sydney, who attended PJC, graduated from the University of North Texas and now works as a college advisor for Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and Bailey, who will be doing missionary work in the Dominican Republic starting a sports ministry program.