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By MIKE MONTFORT The floor at Wolens Special Events Center officially will be renamed "Lewis Orr Court" to honor Navarro's Hall of Fame Basketball Coach. [caption id="attachment_913987" align="alignright" width="181"] Wolens SEC floor dedicated as 'Lewis Orr Court' to honor NJCAA Hall of Fame Coach November 3.[/caption] Coach Orr will be honored with a luncheon preceding the dedication of the floor at halftime on Saturday, Nov. 3, Navarro Athletic Director Michael Landers announced Thursday. Orr's name is synonymous with Navarro Basketball.  He spent 37 years as an NJCAA head coach -- 32 of that here.  He collected 678 wins -- third most among Texas junior college basketball coaches -- and was inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame in the Class of 2009.  That year, Navarro reached the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, Ks., for the first time. Work began Thursday on the Wolens SEC court that will soon bear his name, Landers said. Landers thanked donors and Bulldog supporters that have helped make this possible. For more information, or to make a contribution to the project, please contact us at 903-875-7488 or via email at michael.landers@navarrocollege.edu. The rendition of Lewis Orr Court at The Wolens Special Events Center: ...

Navarro College selected Michael Landers as its new Athletic Director, District President Dr. Kevin Fegan announced Tuesday. Landers has been with Navarro College since August of 2013, and has served as Assistant Athletic Director, Head Basketball Coach and Kinesiology Chair. “Our nationwide search centered on finding an individual who not only met the required position qualifications, but also believes in the vision, mission and values of Navarro College. Coach Landers understands the changing landscape of college athletics and the important role that student athletes play as members of the campus and Corsicana communities,” Dr. Fegan said. “After reviewing candidates from across the country our leadership team knew that the right candidate was currently within our staff.” With over 24 years in collegiate sports and 10 years in athletic administration, Landers’ experience demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all sports and the associated support that is necessary to sustain a high-profile athletic program. Before coming to Navarro College, Landers began his career at Baton Rouge Community College as Director of Athletics and Head Basketball Coach. He then moved to Trinity Valley Community College as Assistant Vice President for Student Services and Head Basketball Coach. He has served as Interim Athletic Director for Navarro College...

Navarro College will be live streaming all home athletic events during the 2018-19 school year. The broadcast schedule begins Wednesday, August 22 when the Ranger-Navarro season-opening volleyball match will be streamed from the Wolens Special Events Center. Another broadcast has been scheduled Thursday, August 23 when the 18th-ranked Navarro football team hosts No. 15 Georgia Military in a 6 pm season opener at Corsicana ISD's Tiger Stadium. Games will go public on our YouTube website 15 minutes before the start of each contest. Here is the link to the first of Navarro Athletics' streaming broadcasts: VOLLEYBALL:   Ranger-Navarro ...

Navarro soccer and football programs received rankings Wednesday when the NJCAA released preseason polls. Coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldog soccer club, ranked fifth last week by the United Soccer Coaches of America, drew the No. 6 ranking in the NJCAA's Division I listing. First-year coach Jim Gush's Bulldog football program landed at No. 18 in its polling -- one of four SWJCFC teams in the Top 20.  Navarro football was ranked No. 2 in the league's annual poll by conference coaches during a media day event at the end of July. Navarro soccer spent most of the 2017 season rated among the Top 5 in the NJCAA and USSCA polls during its 16-2 campaign.  NC's 2018 schedule includes early non-conference matches with No. 12 Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa here August 25, and a neutral-site meeting with No. 13 Butler CC, Ks. The Bulldogs also have scheduled matches with Division III's No. 1 ranked Brookhaven and No. 9 Richland. Navarro football faces four of the NJCAA's Top 15 ranked clubs, beginning Thursday, August 23, when the Bulldogs entertain No, 15 ranked Georgia Military College in the season opener.  NC faces perhaps its three chief contenders for league honors on the road this season:  No. 11 Blinn at Cub...

Funeral services will be at 3 pm Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home for Navarro College Athletic Director Roark Montgomery III, 65, who died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Monday, Aug. 13 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Montgomery came to Navarro College as a golf coach/instructor and Director of the Professional Golf Management Program in 1988. Before employment here, Montgomery was involved with the Professional Golf Association in a variety of roles. In 1998, Montgomery was appointed Athletic Director due to his extensive experience and knowledge in sports. Dr. Richard M. Sanchez, District President at Navarro College said, “The decision to appoint Montgomery Athletic Director was based upon the notion that an Athletic Director must understand the psychology of coaches and athletes as a prerequisite to success. Montgomery displayed a solid understanding of coaches and athletes and was therefore appointed to the position of Athletic Director.” During his tenure, he provided effective leadership to six intercollegiate sports at the NJCAA Division I level: football, men's basketball, baseball, women's softball, volleyball, soccer and a cheer program.  All three women's programs were added on his watch. His ability to communicate, work with and understand...