2013-14 Women's Basketball
Record: 16-12  Home: 8-1  Away: 6-8  Neutral: 2-3  WJCAC: 10-4
2013-14 Women's Basketball Coaches
 
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Michelle Wyatt - Head Coach - 9th Season

Michelle Wyatt begins her ninth-year as head coach of the Lady Texans. In her first eight campaigns, Wyatt has led the Lady Texans to a record of 179 wins compared to only 64 losses (.737), including a 80-24 (.769) mark in Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) games.

Most recently, Wyatt led the Lady Texans to a share of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) championship in 2013 for SPC’s sixth league title in women’s basketball.  The Lady Texans finished their championship season with an overall record of 25-6 and a league mark of 11-3.

A victory over New Mexico Junior College on February 2, 2006 began a remarkable 44-game home winning streak that included three seasons in which the Lady Texans did not lose a game at home (2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09). The Lady Texans maintained that record through the first seven home games of the 2009-10 season before falling to Midland on February 8, 2010.

Wyatt’s teams also excel in the classroom and were acknowledged for their hard work after the 2008-09 season when they finished seventh in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic top 20 poll for community colleges, posting a 3.26 team grade point average.

After serving as an assistant to SPC legend Lyndon Hardin for six years, Wyatt took over as head coach in 2005.

In her first year as head coach, Wyatt led the Lady Texans to a 25-6 record and a spot in the Region V tournament championship game. In her second season, the Lady Texans went 31-2 and won a WJCAC Co-Championship and were ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the year. In 2007-08, SPC finished with a record of 26-4. The Lady Texans again won the WJCAC Championship and advanced to the Region V Championship game.

Wyatt is a graduate of Spur High School and played college basketball for two years at Abilene Christian University before transferring to Wayland Baptist for her last two years of eligibility.

During her senior year, the Flying Queens finished 30-5 and were 1992 NAIA national runners-up.

Wyatt started her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Texas Christian University from 1993-95. She left TCU to become an assistant at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. She then became an assistant at Wayland Baptist for three years. She joined the SPC staff as an assistant in 1999.

Wyatt has worked camps at Wayland Baptist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University and South Plains College. She was Co-Director of the annual Wyatt-White Basketball Camp in Spur, Texas in 1995-96, a camp she conducted with her cousin Lance White, an assistant coach at Florida State University. She oversaw a varsity camp, a day camp and a mini-camp designed especially for kindergarten through third graders.

In her spare time, Wyatt enjoys running and participated in the Boston Marathon in 1999. She also enjoys playing golf.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a minor in Biology. She earned her Master’s degree in Sport Pedagogy from Texas Christian University.


 
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Tara Lisle - Assistant Coach - 4th Season

Tara Lisle begins her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Lady Texan basketball squad. She played for South Plains College from 2003-2005 and was a member of the 2005 squad that won WJCAC and Region 5 championship before finishing fourth in the NJCAA national tournament.

Upon graduating from SPC in 2005, Lisle continued her playing career at Tarleton State University where she graduated in 2008 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Studies and recently completed a Master's degree in Kinesiology at Tarleton State University in 2011.

In her spare time Lisle enjoys spending time at the lake, wakeboarding, working out and recently picked up racquetball.


 
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Joe Tubb - Director of Athletics - 31st Season
Joe Tubb enters his 30th year as the director of athletics at South Plains College where he has overseen 30 NJCAA Championships in men's and women's track and field, cross country, half-marathon, and men's basketball.

In addition to his duties leading the SPC athletic department, Tubb also enters his second year serving as the President of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), where he is responsible for a myriad of duties including presiding over annual, executive, and special meetings for the second largest intercollegiate athletic association.

Tubb - who has served in multiple capacities over the years and has been instrumental in the growth of two-year collegiate athletics - was recently the recipient of the highest honor bestowed upon by the National Alliance of Two-Year Collegiate Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) when he was recognized and received the L. William Miller Award at a Dallas awards luncheon on June 25, 2012. In 2006 and 2010 Tubb was named Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of College Athletic Directors (NACDA).

At South Plains College, Tubb is responsible for supervising all sports programs and coordinating other activities specifically designed to promote athletics at the college. Additionally, Tubb is responsible for the Texan Dome, the intramural and recreational program, and Texas High School University Interscholastic League (UIL) events hosted by the college including the boys and girls Region I Class A basketball tournaments and the Region I Class A track and field, tennis, and golf championships.

All 30 of SPC's NJCAA national championships have occurred under Tubb's watch and the 2011-12 season was one of the most successful in the history of SPC athletics as SPC athletes brought home national titles in the women's half-marathon, men's basketball, and men's and women's track and field. The Texan basketball team became only the sixth team in history to complete an undefeated season en-route to claiming the NJCAA national championship and also brought the basketball championship home in 2008.

Since taking over as athletic director in 1983, the Texan and Lady Texan basketball teams have also claimed a combined 13 Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) championships while both teams have won the Region 5 tournament seven times on their way to earning a spot in the NJCAA Tournament.

Under Tubb's direction the college has also hosted eight NJCAA Championship events, most recently the 2012 Outdoor Track and Field Championships where the Texans and Lady Texans swept the team titles. South Plains College is scheduled to host the 2012 NJCAA half-marathon, 2013 golf, and 2014 and 2016 outdoor track and field championships.

Tubb is most proud of the success SPC athletes have had in the classroom where a high percentage have graduated and moved on to compete and attend four-year institutions. He gives much of the credit for to the high quality of coaches that South Plains College has been able to attract and to the Assistance for Student-Athlete Program (ASAP) that has been installed over the years and includes mandatory study halls, drug testing, faculty mentor programs, and special classes covering time management, drug abuse, test taking, and sex education, among others.

Tubb also oversees the operation of the Texan Club, the athletic booster club at SPC comprised of civic leaders and local businessmen and women.

Tubb knows what it means to be a student-athlete at SPC. He played on the men's intercollegiate golf team under head coach Bill Powell as a student during the 1966-67 school year before transferring to West Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a minor in physical education and graduated as a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society in 1971. In 1981, Tubb earned a Master's degree in physical education from Sul Ross State University. The following year, 1982, Tubb was selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America.

Following a 12-year career as a high school coach and teacher, Tubb returned to his alma mater in 1983 when he accepted the role as director of athletics.

Active in the community, Tubb is a past president and Rotarian since 1983. He has also served in various positions including president of the Levelland Country Club, local board member of the American Cancer Society, and director of the George White District of Boy Scouts of America.

Tubb is a lifetime member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and a former member of the Basketball Advisory Committee. He served as Director of Region 5 from 1999-2009 and has been a member of NATYCAA since 1989 and has sat on the NATYCAA board since 2001. In April 2010 he was elected to serve as the NJCAA 1st Vice-President for men, a position he maintained until being elected President.

Tubb and his wife, Kathy, have been married 45 years and have a son, Chad, and a daughter, Lesli, who is a coach's wife and teach in Lubbock, Texas. Lesli has two children, Kayli and Kade.

 
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Joe Walker - Sports Information Coordinator - 6th Season

Joe Walker enters his fifth year at South Plains College. Hired in October, 2008, Walker came to South Plains College from Texas Tech University where he served as the Director of Operations for Track and Field and Cross Country for four years.

At SPC he assists with marketing and promotions of the athletic department, handles statistics at basketball games, responds to media requests regarding sports programs, and assists with UIL activities, among other duties assigned by the athletic director.

Additionally, Walker was instrumental in creating and now coordinates the NJCAA Region 5 website and is responsible for communicating with coaches from around the region to gather scores and other information relevant to the schools competing in Region 5.

Walker is a 2003 graduate of the University of Arkansas and attained a Masters degree in education from Sul Ross State University in 2011.

Contact Information

806-716-2209 office

awalker@southplainscollege.edu


 
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Cody Deardorff - Athletic Trainer - 2nd Season

 
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Shunequa Walker - Manager - 3rd Season

 
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JayCee Sessums - Manager - 1st Season

WJCAC Champions
1997-98, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2012-13

Region V Champions
1976-77, 1989-90, 2004-05

NJCAA Tournament
1989-90 6th place
2004-05 4th place