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Rangers claim national runner-up honors When Billy Gillispie signed on to become the head coach and athletic director at Ranger College four years ago, he vowed to create a program that people would be proud of. On a cool Saturday afternoon in the heart of the Sunflower State in March, he made good on that promise by leading the Rangers to their first-ever appearance in the championship game at the NJCAA national tournament.
Rangers send eight to Division I programs Want to know just how good the Ranger College men’s basketball team was? You don’t need to look at the 31-4 record or mention the team finished the season as the NJCAA national runner-up.
Au, Jackson net All-Region honors During the 2018-19 basketball season, Ranger College was ranked among the top squads in the nation. The Rangers breezed to the Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference title and rolled into the Region V tournament. The Rangers’ talent level certainly wasn’t lost on the rest of the teams in the region.
Ranger puts 7 on All-NTJCAC teams Ranger College placed seven members of its team, including head coach Billy Gillispie and freshman sensation Bryana Au, on the All-NTJCAC postseason squad.
Ranger to play for national championship Led by double-digit performances from five different players, Ranger earned its first-ever trip to the NJCAA Men’s Division I National Basketball Championships’ title game by rolling over Coffeyville Community College in the semifinals, 84-61.