Coach Sigona begins his 25th season at the helm of the Cougar basketball program and is the only head men's basketball coach Collin has ever known. He has established Collin as one of the most competitive two-year basketball programs in the nation, making eleven Region V playoff appearances in the last fourteen seasons. During that time he has averaged 22 wins per season. Since 2000-01 the team has achieved four conference championships and he has four "Coach of the Year" awards. In the 03-04 season he posted a personal career best and school record with 29 wins overall. He has a career record of 498-296 and his record at Collin is 476-277.
A native of Auburn, New York Coach Sigona started his coaching career as head coach at 22 years-old at Cayuga Community College. The next year was the head J.V. coach and assistant at Potsdam College when they won the NCAA Division III National Championship. His head coach that he played and coached under was former Potsdam College and Iona College coach and now NBA scout Jerry Welsh. The next two years he coached at LeMoyne College when he was an assistant under John Beilein who is currently head coach at the University of Michigan. The team made their first ever NCAA Division II National Tournament appearance in the 1987-88 season.
Sigona was a 2-year starter, all-region and captain at Cayuga Community College. He was a 2-year starter at Potsdam College where the team finished 2nd in the nation his junior year and 6th in the nation his senior year.
Coach Sigona earned his bachelor of science degree in economics at Potsdam College in 1983, and later a master's of science in education from East Texas State University in 1993. He is also a full-time faculty member in physical education at Collin. Jim, his wife Kandi, son Vincent and two daughters Emilia and Luciana live in Plano.
|CAREER AS HEAD COACH|
|NJCAA Division II|
|Total at Collin||476-277||194-136|
|AT POTSDAM COLLEGE (Head Coach, J.V.)|
|AT CAYUGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|Total Non-Collin||22-19 (53.7%)|
|Total Overall||498-296 (62.7%)|
Kortney Smith, Assistant Coach
Kortney Smith begins his second year as an assistant with the Collin College men's basketball team. Before coming to Collin, Smith was an assistant at Grayson College for two years and at Oklahoma Baptist University for two seasons. As a player, Smith played at Grayson College for two years before moving on to Oklahoma Baptist for his final two seasons. At Oklahoma Baptist he led the team to the NAIA Final Four in 2006 and was an All-Conference selection for the 2006-07 season. Smith is a graduate of Lancaster (TX) High School, Grayson College, and Oklahoma Baptist University. He earned his master's degree from East Central Oklahoma University.
Taz Millis, Assistant Coach
Coach Millis begins his fifth year as an assistant coach on the Collin Basketball staff. Before coming to Collin College, Coach Millis was a high school teacher and varsity basketball assistant at Allen High School, Wylie High School, and The Colony High School.
At Allen HS, Coach Millis helped lead the 1997 men’s team to its first Class 5A playoff berth and then again in 2000. At Wylie HS, he helped lead the Pirates to the 2003 Class 4A playoffs. While at The Colony, he helped lead the Cougars to a Co-District Championship and the 2007 Class 4A playoffs.
Coach Millis is a 1986 graduate of Wylie High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at East Texas State University in 1991. He is currently teaching U.S. history and assistant golf coach at The Colony HS. Taz, his wife Amy, sons Corbin and Ty, and daughter Kate live in Wylie. His oldest son Collin lives in Canyon, TX where he plays football at West Texas A&M University.
|FORMER ASSISTANT COACHES
Where are they now?
|Clif Carroll||Head Coach||McMurry University|
|Chip Wilde||Head Coach||Eureka College|
|Tony Starnes||Head Coach||Clarendon College|
|Ray Farrell||Head Coach||Missouri Baptist University|
|Joe Golding||Head Coach||Abilene Christian|
|Brian Burton||Assistant Coach||Abilene Christian|
|Jaret Von Rosenberg||Assistant Coach||Abilene Christian|
|Robert Davenport||Athletic Director||Oklahoma Baptist|