Jackson State Community College celebrated Basketball Head Coach Deron Hines’ 300th win with a special ceremony at a Green Jays home game on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Hines, the men’s head coach who began his coaching career at Jackson State 20 years ago in 1999, was given a plaque to commemorate the 300th win. Hines reached the milestone Jan. 18 after the team beat Walters State in Morristown, Tenn.
Hines began his coaching career during the 1992-93 season at Paradise High School in Paradise, Texas. The next year, he was a graduate assistant coach at the University of North Alabama in Florence. After receiving his master’s degree, Hines was an assistant basketball coach at Union College in Barbourville, Ky., for five years before becoming head coach at Jackson State. His first win as head coach was against Snead State Community College.
His best season at Jackson State was 2001-02 when the team won the TJCCAA Western Division Championship, which was TJCCAA State Runner-Up and NJCAA Region 7 Runner-Up. The team was ranked 12th in the Final NJCAA Division 1 poll with a record of 26 wins, three losses. Hines won the Western Division Coach of the Year award.
Two years later, Hines led the team to earn the TJCCAA Western Division Co-Championship with a record of 22-6.