The Wright fit in the Desert

Head Coach Gerry Wright is doing things different in the desert than other programs around the state. Wright who is head coach at Barstow Community College has brought an international flavor to his program. Each year if you scroll down a roster sheet of the Vikings, you will find players from all over the world. Wright had playing experience overseas and uses that as advantage in the recruiting game. The…

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Rob Hoyt and Claim Jumper nation

Welcome to Sonora, land of Rob Hoyt and Claim Jumper Nation. Columbia College is the third smallest junior college in the state but there is something special going on in Tuolmne County. Hoyt has his Sonora based school are one of the most consistent programs at putting together wins as of late. The last two seasons the Claim Jumpers are 47-12 and were one game away from making an elite…

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Offill has Eagles flying high in Ukiah

Lets take a trip to Northern California, no not to the bay or even Sacramento. We want to stay on US Highway 101 and head north and drive past San Francisco, keep going and pass the Santa Rosa area and keep going, pass Cloverdale, until you reach the city of Ukiah. The city is the county seat of Mendocino City and home of the Mendocino College Eagles. The men’s basketball…

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Johnson and the Roadrunner experience

Steve Johnson has plenty of experience on the sidelines when it comes to coaching basketball. The experienced head coach at Rio Hondo has spent time coaching on the women’s and men’s side for the Roadrunners. Johnson also spent time coaching on the women’s side at Long Beach City, and Cerritos and on the men and women’s side at the four year level at Cal State Dominguez Hills. “The biggest difference…

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Chris Dugan turning things around at Cerro Coso

Chris Dugan is turning things around in Ridgecrest at Cerro Coso College. The fourth year head coach comes into the season after winning 18 games in the 2019-2020 season. Dugan and his Coyotes have improved each season he has been coaching in Ridgecrest. The Santa Maria native served as an assistant coach at Sequoias and ended up taken the Cerro Coso job after school had started in 2018. “We were…

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Jensen making Giant strides at Sequoias

Dallas Jensen is making giant strides at Sequoias after taking over the program in 2019. The expectations were high after the Giants were fresh off an Elite Eight appearance and a second place finish in the Central Valley Conference. Stepping into the situation, it was apparent from the jump that Jensen and Sequoias were a perfect fit. “I expected to be competitive if we worked hard and bought into the…

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Haynes takes over at Fresno City College

A new era has started in the central section of California after Rob Haynes was named head men’s basketball coach at Fresno City College back in June. The native New Yorker takes over one of the most successful programs in the state after spending the past seven seasons at Porterville College. “The past seven seasons of what we did at Porterville was not overlooked,” said Haynes. The head coach has…

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The Corsair Culture

Before the 2017-2018 season head coach Joshua Thomas had high expectations after being hired to take over a struggling Santa Monica College basketball program. After being an assistant coach at the junior college level for eight seasons, Thomas made the jump to being head man and had aspirations of changing the program in the right direction. “I was really excited to become a head coach,” recalls Thomas. The excitement could…

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Signal The Light is back in action

We would like to welcome you back to Signal The Light Basketball after a two year lay off. We are excited to cover California Junior college men’s basketball for the upcoming season. We look forward to provide extensive coverage around the state. We will provide daily articles that include conference previews, pre season tournament action, weekly rankings, and players of the week over our website. On our twitter feed, we…

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