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Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Published or Revised May 01, 2020

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 is returning to PJC in the dual roles of Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach in 2020. In 2005, Foy led the Dragons to a National Junior College Athletic Association championship title.

“We are glad Coach Foy will be coming back to PJC as our Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “His breadth of experience and success as a college coach will be good for the future of our athletic program.”

A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Foy compiled a 227-125 record in his 11-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.

“I’m very excited to be coming back to Paris Junior College,” said Foy. “I’d like to thank Dr. Anglin for giving me the opportunity to be the Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director. My goal is to create an environment for our student athletes to have a great experience here on campus and in the community. We want them to get a great education, compete at the highest level, and build life-long relationships.”

Foy left PJC 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 and will graduate from the University of North Texas in May, and Bailey, who will be a senior next year and playing her final season of volleyball at Texas Wesleyan University.

Assistant Coach Maurice “Mo” Heade

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Maurice “Mo” Heade

Maurice Heade, a native of Detroit, Michigan is in his second year as assistant coach for the Dragons.

Heade has spent four seasons as a student assistant. Two of those years was at PJC under former Head Coach Chuck Taylor (2012-2014) From 2015 to 2017 he was student assistant at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

While student assistant at PJC, Coach Mo was a part of the 2013-2014 regular-season championship team with a record of 26-8. The Dragons also won the Region 14 Conference Tournament Championship that year, becoming the first Region 14 team since 2000 to win both the regular-season and conference tournament crowns in the same season.

While with the Dragons, Heade had the privilege of coaching the 2014 conference tournament M.V.P Trevon Seymore who went on to play at Coppin State University; Delvin Dickson and Jovan Austin who went on to play at Bowling Green State University and Nouhoum Bocoum and Ronnie White who went on to play at Arkansas State University.

Coach Mo joined the Lion’s staff in the 2015-2016 season, working with current PJC Head Coach Bobby Taylor who was the assistant coach for the Lions at that time. Heade also had the chance to work with four former Dragons during his time at TAMU-C: Anthony Adams and Ronnie White in 2015-2016, and Trevon Seymore and Jovan Austin in 2016-2017. He played a major role in helping the Lions reach the NCAA Division 2 National Tournament in the 2016-2017 season.     

Coach Mo completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2018.

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