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New Head Coach for Titan Men’s Basketball

Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 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 NWAACC.

The Titans are a perennial power in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. In 2012 they won the NWAACC Championship. The Titans are coached by Interim Coach Jesse Brown. Dozens of players have gone on to NCAA teams after their time at TCC.

TCC Men's Basketball has won 7 NWAACC Championships and 14 Western Regional Championships.

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