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Former Cumberland coach Englett honored by NJCAA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Former Cumberland Junior College coach and athletic director Mickey Englett is this years single inductee to the NJCAA Womens Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Englett was responsible for reinstituting athletics at at then Okalossa Walton Junior College in 1990. In addition to being athletic director, from 1991-93 he stepped in as the head coach of the womens basketball team and posted a 57-7 record during the two seasons, winning a Panhandle Conference and Region 8 championship.

His 1993 squad advanced and participated in the NJCAA Division I Womens Basketball Championship in just the second year of the program.

Englett served as the athletic director, mens basketball coach and baseball coach at Cumberland for seven years in the mid-1970s through the early 1980's and is a member of the CU Sports Hall of Fame.

His mens basketball team won the TJCCAA state championship in his first season and Englett started the pipeline from Cincinnati into the Bulldog baseball program, eventually earning the programs first-ever No. 1 national ranking.

As an administrator Englett revived the womens basketball program at CU as well, and he has continued in his administrative work since 1990 at Northwest Florida State College, formerly Okaloosa-Walton Community College.

As an administrator, Englett has championed womens basketball and womens athletics overall for the past 20 years in both the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) and NJCAA.

He is currently in his ninth term on the FCSAA Executive Committee and his eighth term as the FCSAA Commissioner for Womens Athletics and NJCAA Region 8 Womens Director. He currently serves on the NJCAA Division I womens basketball committee as well as the Division I softball and volleyball committees.

In addition Englett is a current member of the NJCAA Executive Committee and is a respected national poll representative for Division I womens basketball and volleyball. He has previously served on multiple national committees for the NJCAA, including the districting committee, eligibility committee and swimming & diving committee.

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