|Former Cumberland coach Englett honored by NJCAA|
|Thursday, February 2, 2012|
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Cumberland Junior College coach and athletic director Mickey Englett is this year’s single inductee to the NJCAA Women’s 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 women’s 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 Women’s Basketball Championship in just the second year of the program.
Englett served as the athletic director, men’s 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 men’s 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 program’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking.
As an administrator Englett revived the women’s 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 women’s basketball and women’s 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 Women’s Athletics and NJCAA Region 8 Women’s Director. He currently serves on the NJCAA Division I women’s 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 women’s basketball and volleyball. He has previously served on multiple national committees for the NJCAA, including the districting committee, eligibility committee and swimming & diving committee.