COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard men's basketball has hired a new full-time lead assistant coach. Taylor Kelly, a former starter for the Lions, joins Soliday's staff after the departure of Brian "Boomer" Roberts to take the head coaching job at Trinity International University.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Monday that 128 Division I Women's Basketball student-athletes and 75 Division I Men's Basketball student-athletes have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Six Vanguard athletes earned recognition on the prestigious list for their academic excellence.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2013-14 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-America Teams were announced Wednesday from the NAIA office. Rhett Soliday of Vanguard (Calif.) is tabbed the 2013-14 Rawlings-NAIA National Coach of the Year. 2013-14 NABC-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year Dominique Rambo of SAGU (Texas) becomes the first player to earn back-to-back Player of the Year honors since the award was dished out in 1994.
KANSAS CITY – The grind turned in to gold on Tuesday evening, as 16 players and 7 coaches persevered to win Vanguard University's first-ever NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. The 2013-14 Pride team, which diligently and repeatedly prepared, practiced, played and prayed in order to position itself for such a moment, appeared poised and determined as it willed its way past Emmanuel (Ga.) (33-4) 70-65 in the title game to etch its mark in the VU history books.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship is ready to crown its 77th annual national champion as No. 6 seed Vanguard (Calif.) (31-6) takes on No. 8 Emmanuel (Ga.) (33-3) at 7:02 p.m. CDT Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com.
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KANSAS CITY – A determined Vanguard squad boarded an elusive ship, destination 2014 title game, on Monday evening as it cruised past Saint Gregory's 108-88 to earn one of two tickets to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship.