Head Coach Micheal Stringer has been building the Coahoma Community College basketball program brick by brick. Coahoma has been making strides on and off the court. Last season, the Tigers were very competitive and starting to have a winning attitude. Despite winning three games, Coahoma lost 12 games by 3-5 points. The Tigers showed signs that they can play with the best. The mighty Tigers are on a mission for a winning season and a postseason berth.
Coahoma is returning 5 players that are ready to lead the Mighty Tigers to the promised land. Dequan Morris led Coahoma in scoring averaging 10 points and four rebounds a game last season. He’s a big-time playmaker with some big game experience. Denori Berry is a really good shooter for 6’7 and looking to expand his game. Ricky Smith is a defensive catalyst looking to become a true floor general. Robert Boyd and Jaborris Frazier are looking to take charge in the frontcourt.
“We brought some great kids back that did well on the court and the classroom,” said Stringer. “They are kids that’s coachable and has discipline.”
The Tigers has some newcomers that are ready to make a big impact. Cornelius Holly is an explosive player that could run the floor really well. Dusan Bubanja is a big man that could be strong in the paint. Alphonzo Green is a very quick guard that could make big plays. Terry Williams and Kendall Richardson are sharpshooters that plays with no fear.
“We’re glad to have everyone on board this season,” said Stringer. “One is not bigger than the other. We can get the job done when all of us can work together collectively.”
Last season, Coahoma had some huge success in the classroom with the 3.1 GPA during the 2017-18 school year. This is the highest team GPA in Stringer's tenure. Four sophomores signed to play basketball at Fisk University and College of St. Francis. Coach Stringer loves to his players achieve their goals.
Coach Stringer is very confident and excited that the Coahoma Basketball program is on the rise. He’s hopeful that Coahoma is ready to make the postseason. “I think this is our year and our time is now,” said Stringer. “We finally put that foundation together and now we will see the results.”
Lady Tigers begin new era
Coahoma Lady Tigers basketball starts a new chapter in the 2018-19 season. head coach Stephanie Murphy and assistant coach Isaiah Butler arrives to Coahoma on a mission to turnaround Lady Tigers Basketball on and off the court.
The Lady Tigers has been working extremely hard in the offseason to change a dark past to a brighter future. Coach Murphy has instilled hard work, dedication and discipline to this team. Some of the veteran players had to adjust with the new coaching staff. The response was very positive as Coahoma knows that hard work is going to pay off in the long run.
Coahoma is returning 5 players that’s ready to lead the Lady Tigers to the promised land. Walneika Holmes led Coahoma in scoring averaging 21 points a game last season. She looking to expand her game with her defensive intensity and offensive efficiency.
Khiyee Robinson brings a ton of experience as a floor general. Dzondria Young brings a lot of inside experience and looking to expand her game. Ukari Pimpton and Faith Harrington looking to expand their roles as premier playmakers.
The Lady Tigers has some newcomers that are ready to strike. Arianna Thigpen brings a lot of intensity that could give Coahoma a big spark. Essence Lambert and Kiara McCollum are sharp shooters that can score at will.
Coach Murphy has one big challenge to overcome is numbers. The Lady Tigers has only nine players on roster this season. They overcame that challenge going 2-1 in the preseason.
Coahoma’s new coaching staff wants to change the attitude of the team and turn the Lady Tigers to winners on and off the court.
Coach Murphy and Coach Butler are confident and hopeful that Coahoma Women’s Basketball can go to higher heights in the NJCAA.