Tony Starnes, Coach
Tony Starnes is entering his 13th season at CC (24th overall). During his years at the helm the program, Starnes has made CC a tough opponent year in year out in one of the best JC leagues in the nation. In 2003 in only his second year at Clarendon he lead the Bulldogs to the Region 5 Tournament for the first time in 20 years, for that he was voted WJCAC Coach-Of-The-Year. Under Starnes CC is routinely at or near the top of the nation in scoring, and pull off upsets of ranked opponents on a yearly basis. His team led the nation in scoring in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
Prior to taking over at Clarendon, Starnes was the Assistant Coach at Collin County CC in Plano, TX. While at Collin, he was a part of back to back Region 5 Tournament appearances and a Conference Championship.
Before Collin, Coach Starnes spent 6 years at North Mesquite HS the last five as the Head Coach. At NMHS his teams routinely made the playoffs and were fun to watch leading the Metroplex in scoring almost every year. He went to NMHS after 2 record setting years at Dodd City HS where in his first year at the helm Starnes lead them to their first District Championship in 40 years, and then turned the trick again his second year giving the school their first ever back to back titles. Starnes also had a stop at Royse City HS as an Assistant Coach.
Coach Starnes start in coaching came at Howard Payne University as an Assistant Coach, where the then NAIA member Yellow jackets won back to back conference titles.