PARIS — Officials at Paris Junior College recently introduced Tom Schuberth as the new men’s head basketball coach.
“We are delighted to announce the hiring Schuberth, former head basketball coach at the University of Texas Pan American, as our new coach,” said PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin. “His resume was only received a week ago, and we moved quickly to bring him to Paris for his interview. After considering our offer a few days, he accepted Friday evening and began recruiting immediately. Coach Schubert’s experience will benefit the program, and the 2009-10 season should be an exciting one for PJC and the fans.”
“I’m very excited about the opportunity Dr. Anglin and the Paris Junior College administration has given me to continue the outstanding tradition of success PJC has demonstrated,” said Coach Schuberth. “I’m honored to be a part of the college and the community itself. It’s been pretty hectic getting a late start with recruiting but I’ve been on the phone non-stop since Friday talking with many young men. I believe we’ll put together a really great team in a short period of time.”
“Coach Schuberth already has ties to Paris,” added Dr. Anglin. “Residents may recall Brad Enright, PJC assistant basketball coach from 2004-2006. He went on to serve as assistant coach under Coach Schuberth at UTPA. Former PJC players Brian Burrell and Mike Battle from the 2005 NJCAA Championship team went on to play for Coach Schubert, as well.”
Schuberth was head coach of UTPA from 2006-2009, and it was during this time he was named the 2007-08 NCAA Division I Independent Coach of the year, after finishing with an 18-13 record – the best in NCAA Division I independent basketball for that year. It was also UTPA’s first winning season since 2001-02. In his first season there the team achieved the top season turnaround among 20 Texas Division I independent teams. In last year’s season, he finished with the best winning percentage for a UTPA coach since 1982.
In 2006, Schuberth was one of six NCAA Division I coaches that traveled to the Middle East as part of Operation Hardwood V for the United Service Organization (USO). He visited Camp Victory outside of Baghdad and led an undefeated team of 12 players to the gold medal and trophy.
Prior to UTPA, Schuberth served as Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Central Florida in Orlando under Head coach Kirk Speraw. During his tenure the UCF Knights were 2004-05 A-Sun Conference Champions and Tournament champions, 2003-04 A-Sun Conference Tournament champions and appeared in the NCAA tournament both years.
Schuberth served as Assistant Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001-02, Southeast Missouri State University from 1997-2001, University of Memphis from 1992-1997, and University of Louisiana at Monroe from 1983-1992 (also there as part-time assistant basketball coach from 1983-84. He was Assistant Basketball Coach at University of North Alabama from 1982-83.
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