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Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Published or Revised August 26, 2019

Head Coach Rosalyn Tindel

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Rosalyn Tindel

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Rosalyn Tindel comes to her first year at PJC from New Diana High School, but she had extensive community college experience at former Region XIV rival Lon Morris College prior to its closure.

“My family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Anglin, Mr. Dawson, and the interviewing committee for entrusting me with this program,” said Tindell. “It is a blessing to be able to come to Paris Junior College as their new Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Having been in this conference previously, I know the level of competition in this league and am excited about the opportunity to compete again in the best region in Texas.  I am expecting great things from these young ladies on and off the court.  We will not only focus on success in the classroom and on the court, but also being an integral part of this community. Again, I am truly thankful for this opportunity and look forward to a great season.”

Tindel earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Midwestern State University and a Master’s of Education degree in health and kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2010.

She played collegiately at Midwestern State University under then-coach Jeff Ray.  During those two years, the team compiled a record of 50-14, while winning a conference title and making the first of two NAIA national tournament appearances in the school’s history.

During Coach Tindel’s eight years at Lon Morris, her teams were ranked nationally seven out of eight seasons for their academic success.  She had a 98 percent graduation rate with nine players achieving membership in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. 

She has coached two junior college All-Americans, and several All-Conference, All-Region, and All-Academic team members.  Her teams ranked in the top 10 academically seven of eight years she was coach at Lon Morris. During the 2004-2005 season, the women’s basketball program made its first ever regional tournament appearance.  In that run, they knocked off Trinity Valley Community College - then the number one team in the nation - to reach the conference championship game.  That year they finished second, one win away from the national tournament.

Once Lon Morris College closed, Tindel went back to high schools with stops at Whitehouse, North Mesquite, and most recently New Diana High School.

Assistant Coach Oterrious Diggins

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Oterrious Diggins

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