STLB to cover Socal Showcase

Signal The Light Basketball will be in Irvine over the weekend to cover the Southern California Fall Juco Jamboree. The biggest junior college event on the west coast will begin Friday at 3pm and will end on Sunday early evening. College coaches around the nation are expected to be in attendance to watch over 50 teams participate at the event. This will be the first time a lot of teams…

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Jerry Hernandez and the Laser experience

Going into year twenty five as a head coach is quite the accomplishment in a profession that lacks longevity. Staying at the same college in the same profession gives you an idea about the loyalty of an individual. Jerry Hernandez has has been the leader of the mens basketball program at Irvine Valley College since 1995. The Lasers have been to post season 15 times, and he has put together…

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Skinner returns to Mt. San Jacinto

After a three years of being away from Mt. San Jacinto College, Trent Skinner returns to the sidelines this upcoming season and reunites with Patrick Springer and the Eagles program. The long time assistant at Mt. San Jacinto spent the last three seasons as head coach at College of the Desert. Skinner led the Roadrunners to a 30-26 record and Desert made a two game improvement in his second year…

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Freedman and the Cougar Culture

When the 2021-2022 season begins, head coach Will Freedman will begin his seventh season at Lassen College. The Santa Monica native began the Susanville adventure as a volunteer assistant coach in the 20214-2015 season and took over head coach duties a year later. Since the head coach has taken over the Cougars have been competitive and Freedman has done a great job moving guys on to the next level. “We…

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Marcial has Bulldogs barking in Norcal

In May 2018, Mike Marcial took over the College of San Mateo Bulldogs program. The men’s basketball program was back in action for the first time after 36 years. Marcial brought plenty of winning experience as the former Sacramento State player has had coaching experience at Bellevue University in Nebraska and also gained valuable experience under Ed Madec at Fresno City College. The 2nd year head coach got his first…

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Nichols and the San Diego Mesa program

Travis Nichols is going into his fourth season as head coach at San Diego Mesa College. The San Diego native and former player Mesa star was hired as the schools first African American head coach. Nichols is the face of the program and it goes deeper than basketball. “It is more than basketball as I represent education,” said Nichols. The Olympians head coach is a professor on campus and it…

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Giacomazzi and the success of the Hawks

When it comes to winning, James Giacomazzi has been one of the most consistent coaches in the state in junior college basketball. With over 20 years experience, the Las Positas College head coach has averaged more than 20 wins per season in the same span. “My staff, and players work their tails off,” said Giacomazzi when asked about the consistency. The Hawks head coach worked for seven years as an…

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Brewer and the Wolverine consistency

Quincy Brewer has one of the most consistent programs in junior college basketball in the nation. The San Bernardino Valley head coach has been to four Eight Eights, one Final Four and a state championship since arriving to the Wolverine program in 2007. The former Arizona State star has lead his team to over 300 wins and the Wolverines are consistently in the post season and atop their conference each…

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Coach Ball and the Napa Valley program

Coach Steve Ball and the Napa Valley College program will look forward to competing this season after sitting out last year due to covid 19. The Storm have not stepped on the floor since February 21, 2020 in a game that saw them victorious over Solano College. The Northern California Bay Valley Conference member will look to improve for the upcoming season after going 8-20 in the 2019-2020 season. When…

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