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TJC coach wins Pat Summitt Trophy

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler Junior College women's basketball coach Trenia Tillis Jones has received the Pat Summitt Trophy as the Russell Athletic/WBCA Coach of the Year in the Junior College division.

The Pat Summitt Trophy is named after the  legendary University of Tennessee head coach, who stepped down in April 2012, is the winningest basketball coach (men’s or women’s) in NCAA Division I history with 1,098 career victories.

Coach Jones led T.J.C. to a 19 game improvement in 2014, finishing 30 and 6.  The Apache Ladies also reached the NJCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.

Jones, who was also named the Region XIV Coach of the Year, is in her 14th season at T.J.C.

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