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New year, new coaches
September 11, 2012
The 2012-13 year is underway at Clarendon College. There have been a lot of changes and the coaching staff is certainly one of them. There are 7 new coaches that bring a lot of success to the athletic department. The sports of rodeo, softball, baseball, cross country, half marathon, Women’s basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading.
Cody Heck takes the reigns of the Rodeo program. Coach Heck has had tremendous success in the rodeo and ranch horse arena. Most recently, the National Championship in Ranch Horse competition that was held in Amarillo this past summer.
Softball has two new additions head coach Raquel Hawkins and Assistant Coach Alejandra Rodriquez. Both coaches were All Americans and enjoyed great success as players. Coach Hawkins knows the thrill that comes with winning a NAIA National Championship at Lubbock Christian University.
Coach Zack Leggett has hit the ground running as the Head Coach of the CC Cross Country Team. He has enjoyed the thrill of victory as an athlete setting school records and winning a National Championship at McMurry University.
Baseball has attracted two outstanding talents in Head Coach Devin McIntosh and Jerry Cervantes. Both coaches were successful on the field in their college career. Coach McIntosh has coached numerous players to being drafted during years as a coach at the university level.
Holli Reyna has stepped in as the head coach of the volleyball team. After a short summer she has brought talent from all around the world to elevate the volleyball program. Coach Reyna has been there done that as a player advancing to the NJCAA National Volleyball Championships.
Coach Brad Vanden Boogaard heads the women’s basketball program. Coach B as referred to by many has come to Clarendon College from the NCAA ranks. He has recruited many outstanding junior college players as a 4 year coach and understands the level of talented needed to play in the WJCAC.
Coach Kim Layton brings a lot to cheer about to the CC Cheerleading Squad. Her drive and enthusiasm has attracted 15 incredible cheerleaders who have already set the stage for a great start to the semester. These young ladies will be the ambassadors of the athletic department not only in the athletic contests but in many community activities across the panhandle.
The New Year brings lots of promise under the new leadership. We hope you will take the time to come out and support the Bulldogs. Schedules are posted on the website. Go Dawgs!
Clarendon College Basketball Returns to NJCAA DI Competition
February 20, 2012
The Clarendon College Bulldog Basketball Teams are making a return to compete in the toughest junior college conference in the nation next year.
“After approval from the National Junior College Athletic Association as well as the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, and with final approval from the Clarendon College Board of Regents, the basketball programs will move to NJCAA Division I competition starting next year,” CC Athletic Director John Green said. “I am thrilled we are making this move back into DI status.”
Some of the reasons for this move include that during the last three years there has been a reduction of DII programs in close proximity to Clarendon College. To remain DII would have required a lot more travel and overnight stays. The closest DII basketball college was farther away than the farthest WJCAC DI basketball college.
“The level of competition our teams were forced to play included way too many JV teams,” Green said. “We had lost our identity as being one of the toughest home court advantages in NJCAA DI competition. We will return to the glory days of the conference games.”
“I am excited to promote doubleheader basketball coming back to Clarendon,” Green said. “A night of fun and exciting basketball complimented with activities, events and contest will create the best show in town.”
The conference, region and nation have lit up over the Bulldog return to DI competition.
“Personally, I think Clarendon College’s return to NJCAA Division I Basketball and to the WJCAC Basketball schedule is outstanding,” Conference President Dr Steve McCleery states. “Once again, the WJCAC basketball teams are complete. I commend the Clarendon College Administration and Athletic Department for their commitment to excellence. Thank you Clarendon College.”
Several advantages for our community will come along with the DI status.
“Men’s Basketball Coach Tony Starnes has already started the creation of two basketball tournaments next November,” Green said. “Being NJCAA DI will help in attracting competition to fill these events. This in turn will benefit many of the businesses in Clarendon.”
These teams, along with fans, will be spending the night, eating, fueling their vehicles and shopping in Clarendon over the weekend.
“This falls in line with one of my primary goals of generating business for the community of Clarendon by attracting teams and fans to Clarendon College,” Green said. “Already on the calendar in fall 2013 is the Region Cross Country Meet where teams will qualify to advance to the NJCAA National Cross Country Meet.”
Conference schedules will be coming out next week and the coaches will build the season schedule around them.
“This move will create 7 double header home contests for our basketball teams in January and February,” Green said. “The teams over the past three years have had very few double header contests. I am ready to start the planning for the “Best Show in Town” and the attention and focus it will bring to Clarendon College and the surrounding communities.”
August 29th, 2011
Clarendon Volleyball lost to Butler in 5: 25-20, 25-18, 16-25, 21-25, 10-15.
Clarendon Volleyball beat Cisco in 3: 25-17, 29-27, 27-25.
Baseball Team ready for another great season
At Clarendon College, the Bulldog baseball team strives for excellence on and off the field. You can be a part of the tradition of excellence that has ade the Bulldogs a success.
Clarendon College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and plays in the Western Junior College Athletic conference(WJCAC).
Clarendon is very fortunate to play in a baseball enriched state where anybody any year could come out of Texas and win the national championship.
Clarendon is set in the backyard of the Big XII conference arguably the best Division I baseball conference in America. In the six years of placing players onto the next level Clarendon has sent players to programs such as Oklahoma State University, Ole Miss, University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and numerous other top four year programs from around the country.
June 1st, 2011
Under the direction of newly appointed Athletic Director John Green, Clarendon College announces that the college will participate in NJCAA Men’s Golf starting the Fall 2011.
The team will be coached by John Green who has coached a highly successful junior college golf program. In four years, Coach Green had four nationally ranked squads qualifying for the NJCAA National Golf Tournament and finishing in the Top 20 in the nation all four years. The successes of the golfers under Green’s program have been recruited by many high profile programs across the United States.
The college has already started recruiting a team for this upcoming season.
Coach Green is known for recruiting the best talent around the world and has elevated and promoted numerous players to universities ranging from DI to NAIA level. Coach Green is busy recruiting and has verbal commitments from two golfers from United Kingdom.
Alex Palomeque and Jake Bond from England as well as Chris Fletcher, a transfer from California who also hails from England, are processing the paperwork to join the Bulldog golf squad.
Coach Green is eager to hear from any of the highly competitive golfers from across the Panhandle who would be interested in joining the team. Recruiting will continue throughout the summer until the 15 player squad is filled.
The Clarendon College golf team will compete in 10 of the most prestigious tournaments across the Texas/New Mexico area. Green expects the team to immediately step into the national spotlight and be ranked in the Top 20 in the nation.
“I am confident the team will be selected to compete in the NJCAA National Golf Tournament in the Fall 2012,” Green said.
The Bulldog golf program will be the 9th program featured at Clarendon College. The sports include Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Rodeo. Also under the athletic department competitive teams are the Livestock and Meats Judging Teams and the Ranch Horse Team.
Supporting the teams is a dynamic Cheerleader Squad.
June 1st, 2011