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TJ Caughell

TJ Caughell
Head Men's Basketball Coach

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TJ Caughell joins Titan Athletics as head coach of the men’s basketball team this summer.

Caughell brings extensive experience coaching college and high school basketball to Titan Athletics. He understands the value of community college athletics programs to student athletes, having started his own college basketball career with a year at Lane Community College before moving on to Southern Oregon University. He graduated from SOU in 2003, obtaining a MA in teaching in 2005.

Caughell comes to Tacoma Community College from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, where he coached the offense as Men’s Basketball Assistant coach.

“Returning to the Pacific Northwest is coming home for me,” said Caughell.

At Tacoma Community College, Caughell will focus on coaching, recruiting and advising.

“As an advisor and coach, my goal is to approach every situation with high energy and focus,” said Caughell. “I believe that success is attainable by any person who is willing and able to be disciplined to positive habits, who has the awareness to recognize opportunities, and who is confident to take action when those opportunities are present.”

Caughell’s goal for the men’s basketball team is to lead the historically winning Titans back to the top of the NWAC.


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Joe White
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

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White was born in San Diego, California and raised outside of Eugene, Oregon in a town by the name of Pleasant Hill. White attended the Pleasant Hill schools until his senior year of high school before he transferred to Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon where he and his family moved. After graduating, White moved to Ashland, Oregon where he attended Southern Oregon University. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree, White stayed in the southern Oregon area and worked and trained as a basketball player until he moved to Tacoma in July of 2014 for the assistant basketball coaching position.

White played college basketball at Southern Oregon University from 2008-2012. White played for Coach Caughell during his 2009 and 2010 season at Southern Oregon University.  After the 2010 season at Southern Oregon, White went on to play professionally for La Salle of Guayaquil, Ecuador. After a season as a professional in South America, White returned to SOU for two more years. White graduated from Southern Oregon in 2013 with his Bachelor of Arts in Communication. 

As the head assistant, Coach White focuses primarily on player development and recruiting, but also assists in all program operations and development.

“Getting into coaching at the collegiate level was always a long term goal of mine. I feel honored and blessed to be in this position and working with Coach Caughell to lead the TCC Titans back to the top of the NWAC,” said White.


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