Taft College has announced the appointment of Coach Romeo Lagmay Jr. as Women’s Basketball Head Coach. Led by Superintendent/President Brock McMurray and Athletic Director Kanoe Bandy, the hiring committee selected Coach Romeo for his exceptional coaching expertise, depth and breadth of experience, and dedication to developing successful student-athletes both academically and athletically.
As an award-winning Head Basketball Coach and two-time Board Member-elect of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Romeo Lagmay Jr., known as Coach Romeo, is renowned nationwide as a motivational leader who energetically drives transformation at all levels. Among his many accolades, he holds the distinction of being the all-time winningest Coach at Dawson Community College and recently led his team to the 2022 Preseason Conference Tournament Championship and WBCA’s #1 Team GPA in the nation. He led Talladega College (Alabama) to a NAIA top 10 national ranking and a USCAA National Championship, and he achieved one of the best turnaround records in the country at NCAA Division II Salem University in West Virginia. His extraordinary expertise and dedication to the sport have allowed him to consistently develop under-estimated players and programs into nationally recognized powerhouses at all levels of collegiate competition.
Upon accepting the position, Coach Romeo shared his excitement, “I can’t express how grateful and blessed I am to be back in my home state of California. I am anxious to get on campus and put into practice my past successes by establishing a culture of excellence academically and athletically. I believe in teaching more than just Basketball—I help young adults to create a moral compass of ethics and values within themselves to make positive, lifelong contributions to society. Taft College is the place I want to be!”
Coach Romeo’s impressive coaching résumé speaks volumes about his abilities to transform programs and develop players. He will work diligently to instill a culture of excellence within the Taft College Women’s Basketball Program. His deep knowledge and experience as a Coach and Mentor will undoubtedly empower his team of student-athletes to achieve remarkable success both on and off the court.
Athletic Director Kanoe Bandy commented on Coach Romeo’s appointment, “I’m very excited to have Romeo Lagmay as our new Women’s Basketball Head Coach. He brings with him a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. I look forward to watching our team develop and grow under Coach Romeo’s leadership.”
With Coach Romeo at the helm, the Taft College Women’s Basketball Program is poised for a very bright future.CCCAA