PARIS — Michael Madrid, assistant coach at Texas Woman’s University for the past three seasons, has been named head women’s basketball coach at Paris Junior College, according to

Madrid, 39, succeeds Sean LeBeauf, who resigned in May to become an assistant coach for the University of Arizona women’s team.

PJC regents, during their monthly meeting Monday, approved his hiring.

PJC president Pam Anglin said last week she had received 26 applicants for the job. She called it “the best pool I’ve seen for a coaching position yet.”

She interviewed late last week and had a recommendation for the regents on Monday.

Madrid has 15 years experience as a coach, all as an assistant: four years at Portales (N.M.) High School (1998-2002), which won the 2001 Class 3A state championship; a year at Lubbock Estacado High School (2002-2003); two years at Lubbock High School (2003-2005); five years at Lubbock Christian University (2005-2010), which won its conference championship in 2007 and advanced to the NAIA postseason tournament all five seasons; and three seasons at Texas Woman’s University (2010-2013), which won its first-ever Lone Star Conference championship in 2011.

Madrid earned a bachelor’s degree in special education in 1998 and his master’s degree in sports administration in 2001 from Eastern New Mexico University. He also earned a master’s degree in education administration from Lubbock Christian University in 2007.


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