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Tidewater Community College
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121 College Place
Norfolk VA 23510-1938

PH: (757) 822-1066
FX: (757) 822-5155
www.tcc.edu
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President
Dr. Edna Baehre-Kolovani

Athletic Director
Chuck Lepper, Interim

General email
clepper@tcc.edu

Region
10

FTE Enrollment
500








College News
Men's Basketball Signs Four
May 21, 2013

TCC signs its first men's basketball class in NJCAA

TCC men’s basketball is primed to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association after signing its first class of student-athletes to national letters-of-intent.


Beginning in fall 2013, TCC will join the NJCAA, an association of community and junior college athletics throughout the United States.

Zack Marshall (6-6 forward, First Colonial High School), James Minter (6-4 forward, First Colonial), Byron Williams (6-0 guard, Great Bridge High School) and Marcell Moss (5-9 guard, Oscar Smith High School) will play for the Storm this fall. Coach Ed McInnis expects to sign additional players; women’s coach Lamonica Filer signed her first NJCAA class last month.

Student-athletes sign national letters-of-intent.


“I’m really proud you guys chose Tidewater Community College,” McInnis said during a signing ceremony on the Chesapeake Campus. “We’re going to help you do whatever you want to do academically, and we know you’re going to help us succeed because you have great talent.”

Back row: assistant coach Darnell Johnson, head coach Edward McInnis. Front: Marcell Moss, Byron Williams, James Minter and Zack Marshall.

Back row: assistant coach Darnell Johnson, head coach Edward McInnis. Front: Marcell Moss, Byron Williams, James Minter and Zack Marshall.

McInnis said TCC moving into the NJCAA will allow the college to recruit top local talent to compete in one of the most competitive regions nationally. TCC, the runner-up in the Virginia Community College System championship tournament, will play in Region X, Division II of the NJCAA.

Marshall and Minter were both starters for First Colonial. Marshall plans to study engineering, and Minter is undecided on a major. Williams, a first-team All-Southeastern District player, plans to study business, and Moss will study the social sciences with an emphasis on psychology.

“I feel like this is a good place to start,” Williams said.


Families joined the student-athletes during the ceremony. JoAnne Marshall said she is excited her son is part of the inaugural class. “It’s an excellent opportunity for him to get his general studies out of the way, play a sport he loves and be with his family,” she said.

“We have the same reasons,” said Cheryl Dean, Minter’s mother. “He can stay local and get his feet on the ground.”

The Storm opens its season with a scrimmage at Elizabeth City State on Oct. 29.

“TCC is going to be on the map for our national prowess,” McInnis told the players. “You guys are the foundation of that.”

Minter and his grandfather, Festus Dean.

Minter and his grandfather, Festus Dean.



TCC Women's Basketball Signs First Recruiting Class
April 24, 2013

TCC Athletics signs first-ever class in new league, NJCAA

Tidewater Community College signed its first-ever class of student-athletes to national letters-of-intent -- the initial milestone signifying the college’s upcoming affiliation with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Beginning in fall 2013, TCC will join the NJCAA, an association of community and junior college athletic departments throughout the United States. Women’s basketball coach Lamonica Filer signed four student-athletes for 2013-14; additional student-athletes are expected to sign for men’s basketball and men’s soccer, the other sports TCC offers.

“The move to the NJCAA gives our athletic programs credibility, provides our students with increased exposure and publicity and the opportunity to play in regional and national championships,” said Alice MacAdory, TCC’s vice president for student success and enrollment management. “The move to the NJCAA will increase the possibility that our athletes will be recognized for their skills and recruited by four-year institutions.”


Student-athletes sign national letters-of-intent.


From left, Caitlyn Douglas, Tekaylah Norman, coach Lamonica Filer, Brittany Townes and Alexis Veasley.

From left, Caitlyn Douglas, Tekaylah Norman, coach Lamonica Filer, Brittany Townes and Alexis Veasley.

Chesapeake’s Caitlyn Douglas (Hickory High School) and Alexis Veasley (Indian River High School) and Hampton’s Brittany Townes (Kecoughtan High School) and Virginia Beach’s Tekaylah Norman (Green Run High School) inked letters in front of family, friends and coaches at the Chesapeake Campus on Saturday.

“I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to stay close to my family and improve my ballhandling skills,” said Townes, who plans to major in biology.

“It’s exciting to know we’re the first class,” said Veasley, who wants a career in sports management.

Norman is planning a future in social work, and Douglas is seeking her general studies degree prior to transferring to a four-year school.


“TCC will give her the support she needs academically to move on and be prepared for a four-year college,” said Douglas’ mother, Darcy McCorristin. “She’ll also be able to play ball. This is a huge opportunity for a lot of local players.”

Filer is a community college graduate who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Norfolk State University, where she also played for two Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship teams under retired coach James Sweat.

“There is no better time than now for Tidewater Community College to make the transition from club basketball to junior college basketball,” Filer said. “This transition is good for the entire Hampton Roads community.”

TCC will be in Region X, the Carolinas Junior College Conference, of the NJCAA. TCC women’s basketball has won six Virginia Community College System club championships, including the last two. TCC men’s soccer has won one VCCS club title.

Douglas and Hickory coach George Vandross.

Douglas and Hickory coach George Vandross.



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