CBC Men's Basketball 2013-2014 Media Guide
Learn more about the student athletes on the Coastal Bend College Men's Basketball Team.
Nov. 16 Nov. 21 Nov. 26 Dec. 4 Dec. 7 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Jan. 4 Jan. 8 Jan. 11 Jan. 14 Jan. 18 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Feb. 1 Feb. 5 Feb. 8 Feb. 12 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 22 Feb. 26 Mar. 1 Fort Sam Houston @ Beeville, TX 2:00 PM Houston Community College @ Houston, TX 7:00 PM Panola College @ Carthage, TX 7:00 PM Paris College @ Beeville, TX 7:00 PM Bossier Parish Bossier @ Parish, LA 7:30 PM Navarro College @ Beeville, TX 7:00 PM Victoria College @ Victoria, TX 6:30 PM Kilgore College @ Kilgore, TX 2:00 PM Tyler Junior College @ Tyler, TX 7:30 PM Trinity Valley College @ Beeville, TX 2:00 PM Jacksonville College @ Jacksonville, TX 5:30 PM Angelina College @ Beeville, TX 2:00 PM Lamar State College @ Port Arthur, TX 7:00 PM San Jacinto College @ Beeville, TX 4:00 PM Blinn College @ Brenham, TX 4:00 PM Lee College @ Beeville, TX 7:30 PM Angelina College @ Lufkin, TX 4:00 PM Jacksonville College @ Beeville, TX 5:30 PM Lamar State College @ Beeville, TX 3:00 PM San Jacinto College @ Pasadena, TX 7:30 PM Victoria College @ Beeville, TX 1:00 PM Blinn College @ Beeville, TX 7:30 PM Lee College @ Baytown, TX 4:00 PM All home games are played inside the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium) on the CBC Beeville Campus. #1 Trey Porter, Sophomore #2 Rob Brown, Sophomore #3 Tony Kimbro, Sophomore #4 Donald Dallas, Sophomore #5 Kriston Minor, Sophomore #10 Sebastian Monjaras, Sophomore #12 Trammond Wilson, Sophomore #20 TJ Stewart, Freshman #22 Jaylon Jones, Sophomore #23 Darius Dawkins, Sophomore #30 Taron Miller, Freshman #33 Tacourrus Mattox, Freshman #34 Joey Martinez, Sophomore #45 Curtis Bynum, Freshman #50 Erik Rye, Freshman Coastal Bend College Staff: Head Coach: Larry Mendez Assistant Coach: Colt Walker Athletic Director: Estevan Vasquez College President: Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza Vice President of Student & Administrative Services: Velma Elizalde Dean of Student Services: Pete Trevino, Jr. Trey Porter Trey Porter is a sophomore from Louisville, Kentucky. Trey graduated from Charis Prep in 2010. Jersey #: 1 Position: Shooting Guard Height: 6’4” Major: Business Season Goal: Win a championship with his teammates. Fun Facts: Trey loves sushi! Rob Brown Rob Brown is a sophomore from San Antonio, Texas. Rob graduated from Brennan High School in 2012, and is the son of Robert and Libby Brown. Jersey #: 2 Position: Point Guard Height: 5’10” Major: Criminal Justice High School Awards/Activities: Rob led the San Antonio region in assists during the 2012 academic year. Rob also was 3rd in the state in assists, and an All-District athlete. In addition to being an outstanding basketball player, Rob also participated in track. Hobbies: Listening to music and cooking. 2013 Season Goal: Rob looks forward to playing against good teams/opponents, and hopefully signing to a good university basketball program. Fun Fact: Rob’s dad, Robert Brown, played college football at Concordia University. 4 // Coastal Bend College Athletics Tony Kimbro Tony Kimbro is a sophomore from Louisville, Kentucky. Tony graduated from Christ School in 2012. Jersey #: 3 Position: All-Purpose Height: 5’6” Major: Finance Donald Dallas Donald Dallas is a sophomore from Austin, Texas. Donald graduated from LBJ High School in 2011, and is the son of Donald and Tonya Dallas. Jersey #: 4 Position: Guard Height: 6’2” Major: Business High School Awards/Activities: Donald was a McDonald’s AllAmerican Games nominee, and was on the 1st team in the All-District, All-Region, and All-State categories. He also played football. Hobbies: Donald enjoys motivating others. 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Media Guide \\ 5 Kriston Minor Kriston Minor is a sophomore from Huntsville, Texas. Kriston graduated from Huntsville High School in 2012, and is the son of Christine Minor. Jersey #: 5 Position: Guard Height: 6’1” Major: Physical Therapy High School/College Awards: Kriston was the 2011-2012 184A District MVP in basketball. He also excelled in football and track. Kriston also received accolades for his scholastic performance– he was amongst the top 25% of high school graduates in the nation, he was part of the National Art Honor Society, and has been on the Dean’s List at CBC. Why CBC?: “I came to CBC because Coach Walker does his job very well and convinced me to come to Beeville!” Season Goal: Kriston looks forward to playing in a national tournament, and becoming the best player he can be before he moves onto a university to play basketball, “I do what I need to do to get what’s earned.” Sebastian Monjaras Sebastian Monjaras is a sophomore from Harlingen, Texas. Sebastian graduated from Harlingen South High School in 2011, and is the son of Rick and Yvonne Monjaras. Jersey #: 10 Position: Point Guard Height: 5’11” Major: Physical Therapy High School Awards/Activities: Sebastian was on the 1st team AllDistrict in 2009, was the All-District Defensive MVP in 2010 and 2011, and was the All-Valley Defensive MVP and on the All-Valley 1st team in 2011. Sebastian also participated in track and field. 6 // Coastal Bend College Athletics Trammond Wilson Trammond Wilson is a sophomore from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Trammond graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 2012, and is the son of Barbara Wilson. Jersey #: 12 Position: Shooting Guard Height: 6’4” Major: Liberal Arts TJ Stewart Tramonte J. (TJ) Stewart is a freshman from Crosby, Texas. TJ graduated from Crosby High School, and is the son of Teleisha Cartwright. Jersey #: 20 Position: Point Guard Height: 5’11” Major: Liberal Arts High School Awards/Activities: TJ’s basketball talents earned him a spot on his high school’s varsity basketball team when he was only a sophomore in high school. That same year, he was also honored as Newcomer of the Year. During his junior and senio years of high school, TJ was named the MVP of the team and made the All-Region team. 2013 Season Goal: TJ hopes that he can help his teammates make the playoffs. 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Media Guide \\ 7 Jaylon Jones Jaylon Jones is a freshman from Houston, Texas. Jaylon graduated from Seven Lakes High School in 2012, and is the son of Albert and Abeni Jones. Jersey #: 22 Position: Forward Height: 6’4” Major: Finance High School Awards/Activities: Jaylon is the all time leading scorer at Seven Lakes H.S., and was the 2010 Offensive MVP. He was also named to the 1st team All-District from 20092012, and was a 2012 All-Region nominee. In 2012, Jaylon was the Offensive MVP runner-up. Jaylon’s academic performance at Seven Lakes also earned him a spot on the honor roll. Fun Fact: In addition to being a CBC student athlete, Jaylon also serves as an official CBC Ambassador for the 2013-2014 academic year. Darius Dawkins Darius Dawkins is a sophomore from McLeansville, North Carolina. Darius graduated from Eastern Guilford High School in 2012, and is the son of Henry and Linda Dawkins. Jersey #: 23 Position: Power Forward Height: 6’7” Major: Criminal Justice Minor: Psychology High School Awards/Activities: Darius was named to the All-District team his junior year of high school. Fun Fact: Darius’ favorite food is French toast, and his family member Andre Dawkins played basketball at Duke. 8 // Coastal Bend College Athletics Taron Miller Taron Miller is a freshman from South Bend, Indiana. Taron graduated from Clay High School in 2013, and is the son of Michelle Howell and Rickey Miller. Fun Fact: Rickey Miller, Taron’s Jersey #: 30 Position: Point Guard father, played college basketball at Height: 5’10” Oakland University. Major: Liberal Arts High School Awards: Talon was appointed to the 1st team All-State and was also an honorable mention All-State nominee. Why CBC?: Talon chose CBC because of the Division 1 Men’s Basketball Program’s outstanding reputation and performance. Tacourrus Mattox Taccourrus Mattox is a freshman from Chicago, Illinois. Tacourrus graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School in 2013, and is the son of Taneeka Harris, Kenric Mattox, and Rochelle White. Jersey #: 33 Position: Forward Height: 6’7” Major: Physical Therapy High School Awards: Talon was on the All-Thanksgiving Tournament team in 2013. Hobbies: During his free time, Tacourrus enjoys playing video games. Why CBC?: Talon chose CBC because of the opportunity to become a better student, athlete, and person away from home. He looks forward to developing as a collegiate level athlete and being scouted by coaches. 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Media Guide \\ 9 Joey Martinez Joey Martinez is a sophomore from El Paso, Texas. Joey graduated from Montwood High School in 2012, and is the son of Jose and Hortencia Martinez. Jersey #: 34 Position: Center Height: 6’9” Major: Criminal Justice Curtis Bynum Curtis Bynum is a freshman from Missouri City, Texas. Curtis graduated from Thurgood Marshall High School in 2013, and is the son of Darla Thompson and Randy Bynum. Jersey #: 45 Position: Guard/Forward Height: 6’6” Major: Kinesiology High School Awards/Activities: During his tenure at Thurgood Marshall H.S., Curtis was the Defensive MV P, Player of the Game, and a Houston All-Star player. In addition to being a stellar basketball athlete, Curtis also excelled in cross country. Why CBC?: Curtis chose to attend CBC because it was close to his hometown, plus he gets the opportunity to be a starter on the CBC Men’s Basketball Team. 10 // Coastal Bend College Athletics Erik Rye Erik Rye is a freshman from Shreveport, Louisiana. Erik graduated from Thurgood Marshall High School in 2013, and is the son of Erika Rye. Jersey #: 50 Position: Forward Height: 6’9” Major: Business Why CBC?: CBC was Erik’s top choice because of it’s gorgeous campus, and the great collegiate environment. 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Media Guide \\ 11 12 // Coastal Bend College Athletics Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza, President Dr. Espinoza started her college path with the assistance of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) scholarship after 18 years as an agricultural farm-worker. She began college the fall after graduating from high school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas-Pan American. She continued her studies earning Master’s and Doctor’s degrees in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked as a university faculty, counselor and researcher for 12 years. Dr. Espinoza’s philosophy includes access and success for students. She attributes her college success largely to the support of her family and other people who cared. Dr. Espinoza is proud to be growing the next generation of diverse professionals. She is married and has an 8-year-old daughter. Velma C. Elizalde, Vice President of Student & Administrative Services Velma C. Elizalde, a graduate of Mathis High School, earned an Associate’s degree from Coastal Bend College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Texas A&M University -- Corpus Christi and Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M University -- Kingsville. Elizalde taught for four years at Mathis High School before beginning her postsecondary career at CBC. She has served the college as the Assistant Director of Upward Bound, TRiO Program Director, Director of Grants and Special Programs and Director of Student and Program Development. She was promoted to the Vice President of Student and Administrative Services after serving CBC as the Dean of Student Services. Pete Trevino, Jr., Dean of Student Services Pete Trevino, Jr., is currently the Dean of Student Services. He has a Master’s of Arts in Psychology and seven (7) years of experience at CBC in various capacities: Interim Director of the Kingsville Site, Lead Counselor, and Special Needs Counselor. He is a member of the District’s leadership team with responsibilities for planning, management, and evaluation of all facets of student service departments. Mr. Trevino is responsible for all areas of Student Services: Admissions and Registration, Student Development, Athletics, Financial Aid, Housing, Student Life, department focused grant programs (i.e., TRiO, Title V), and Testing and Tutoring. He works in collaboration with the VP, College administrators, faculty and staff to ensure the development, implementation, communication and evaluation of District’s student Services. Estevan Vasquez, Athletic Director Estevan Vasquez is CBC Athletic Director which he manages administrative functions and compliance for Coastal Bend College’s men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s softball teams, providing support for more than 70 student athletes each year. He served three years as the head softball coach for the cougars. In 2006 he graduated from Coastal Bend College with an Associates of Science. He is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University -- Corpus Christi. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology- Sports Management, and in 2011 he received his Masters of Science in Education from Texas A&M University -- Corpus Christi. Vasquez and his wife, Priscilla, have been married for eight years. They have three girls: Nevaeh, Ava and Gianna. Larry Mendez, Head Coach, CBC Men’s Basketball Larry Mendez is a native of Smyer, Texas, just west of Lubbock. He attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in kinesiology in 2001. He went on to earn a master’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 2003. Mendez played basketball at ASU as a point guard. He went on to become a student coach. He was a graduate student basketball coach at TAMUK, before beginning his professional coaching career at Lincoln University in Missouri for three years; Moberley Area Community College in Missouri for two years and at Howard College in Big Spring for a year. He was assistant basketball coach at South Plains for a year before launching his first season at Coastal Bend College. Colt Walker, Assistant Coach, CBC Men’s Basketball Colt Walker is in his first season as an assistant coach at Coastal Bend College. Before arriving at CBC, Walker was the assistant men’s coach at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. In his two years at UTPB, he helped lead the Falcons to their best season ever as a Division II program; win their first regular season conference championship; and advance to the conference tournament championship for the first time in school history. Walker attended Abilene Christian University. He later transferred to Rochester College (Mich.), where he was team captain and an Academic All-American in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. He graduated from Rochester College cum laude with his Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in sports marketing. 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Media Guide \\ 13 College Overview Coastal Bend College (CBC) proudly serves approximately 4,000 students each academic year. Our main campus is located in beautiful Beeville, Texas. Beeville is home to many great local restaurants, businesses, and friendly Texans. Conveniently located within 1-2 hours of major metropolitan cities, Beeville is an ideal location to start your education and enjoy all that South Texas has to offer. Cowboy boots are optional. Coastal Bend College also proudly serves the cities of Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton, Texas, as well as their surrounding communities. CBC has sites in each of these cities that offer many of the same affordable, quality academic and workforce courses offered on our main campus. Overall, we serve nine counties (Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak, and McMullen counties, and parts of Atascosa and Kleberg counties) spread out all across South Texas. Our courses and programs are offered during the daytime, evening, and even weekends. Although we love to see our students in-person, CBC offers many courses online allowing anyone to work on their degree at any time and any place with an Internet connection. We also offer classes on weekends at our Weekend College, in addition to offering classes at over 24 local high schools through CBC’s Dual Credit Program. CBC is home to many quality workforce and academic programs that help students embark on amazing education and career paths. Many of CBC’s workforce programs can be completed in as little as one year. CBC is dedicated to providing education and training for in-demand jobs in the Coastal Bend such as oil and gas technology, welding, automotive, and law enforcement. In addition, CBC also offers programs leading to professions in the allied health fields such as dental hygiene, nursing (LVN/RN), and radiology. For a full list of workforce programs, please visit www.coastalbend.edu/programs. Many students and their families are excited to learn that enrolling at CBC to take their basics or core classes before transferring to the university can save them money–lots of money. Our affordable tuition rates, low faculty to student ratio (1:16), and flexible class options means students can get their basics done with us and easily transfer to most Texas public universities. CBC also provides free services to help ensure student success—after all, that’s what we care about most. We provide free opportunities and services for students to take advantage of such as tutoring, skills workshops, and study socials. Also, the Student Development Offices at each CBC location coordinate a variety of fun, exciting, and engaging activities for students to let loose and have fun throughout the semester! 14 // Coastal Bend College Athletics NJCAA Sports CBC rejoined the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the governing body of intercollegiate athletics for two-year colleges, in 2007, to compete in men’s basketball and women’s volleyball. Since that time, the college has added men’s soccer and baseball, plus women’s softball and basketball. The college now boasts six full-time sports programs for student athletes. CBC membership in NJCAA provides its students an opportunity to compete at a collegiate level against other teams in the region. NJCAA’s programs are designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of student-athletes from varied backgrounds who have chosen to attend a two-year college as the next step in their education. Given this perspective, the NJCAA accepts its responsibility for providing a competitive environment that is free from drug and substance abuse. This effort in turn helps to support a sportsmanlike, competitive environment that is both wholesome and healthy. CBC Athlete Benefits Participation in competitive sports provides several benefits to student athletes including: � Opportunity to participate in team sports; � Earning recognition for athletic and leadership skills; � Maintaining an active lifestyle which promotes physical fitness; � An additional year or two to mature and develop skills; � The possibility of catching the eye of a college scout; � Dorm scholarships to eligible participants; Courses of Study yy yy yy yy yy yy yy yy yy yy yy Coastal Bend College offers a variety of programs and courses of study for students to enroll in: Associate of Arts Associate of Science Accounting Airframe and Power Technology Automotive Technology Business Technology Administrative Assistant Dental Hygiene Forensic Science Computer Information Technology Cosmetology Criminal Justice � Drafting and Design Technology � Early Development and Education � Law Enforcement � Medical Records Coding Specialist � Nursing (LVN/RN) � Oil and Gas Technology � Radiologic Technology � Welding Bottom line– CBC can help pave the way for a brighter future. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available for those who qualify. We invite you to visit us at any of our four locations, look us up online at www.coastalbend.edu or simply give us a call at 1-866-722-2838 to learn more. Or you can connect with us on social media at www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege or tweet us @CBCFuture. 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Media Guide \\ 15 Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.