Shawnee Community College Honors 1973 Original Saints
A first-year team with no home court, from a community college barely four years old: What were the chances that this young, local team lead by Head Coach Tom Jones and Assistant Coach George A. Floyd, would hold on until regionals? But the Saints 1973 team held on and took the NJCAA Region 4/Section 8 Championship.
Members of the team were honored during the 2013 Shawnee Community College homecoming on Saturday. The Saints Men's and Women's teams defeated Lincoln Trail College as the members of the 1973 team watched.
The 1973 NJCAA Region 4/Section 8 championship team included (bottom row left to right: Ken Meadows, Mike Reeves, managers Terry Williams, James Robinson, and Tylon Wilson; Jay Holder, and Ed Smith. (Back row left to right) Asst. Coach George Floyd, David Huggins, Bill Spaulding, Charles Campbell, Al Crim, Tally Hawkins, Calvin Johnson, Sammy Ulen, and Head Coach Tom Jones.
Homecoming 2013: Tylon Wilson, Ed Smith, Sammy Ulen, Calvin Johnson, David Huggins, Jay Holder, Tally Hawkins, Bill Spaulding.