PCC might finally be ready to win

JOURNAL: This week, we focus on the task Tony Broadous has at Portland's JC
Dec. 10, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

The challlenge of building a winning men's basketball program at Portland Community College might be significant, but it hasn't scared anyone off.

When the head coaching job opened in spring, after an 0-24 season, applications flowed in - more than 60 by the time the hiring process moved to its second phase.

But, among all the candidates, one stood out immediately - Tony Broadous, who had been coaching at nearby Grant High for the past 10 years.

Broadous guided the Generals to a state championship, coached within USA Basketball's summer program in 2010 and sent numerous players to the NCAA Div. I college ranks. And, his background was from the neighborhood, having grown up in North and Northeast Portland.

But, maybe even better for the program, Broadous had a strong understanding of what turning PCC into a winner would mean for his career. If he could turn the Panthers into a winner, there's likely a four-year college program that would show interest in his moving there. It was only a short time before the school hired him.

"That's definitely where I see my career path going," Broadous said last week. "This is a school that I love, and there would be nothing better than if I can turn the program here into a winner and use that experience to move to the next level."

Follow Tony Broadous' story in the Dec. 11 issue of Oregonsports Journal, which is available as a digital publication for 52 weeks at $25. Check out the sample of this week's issue and subscribe today.

Also, this week the Journal covers Sheldon's win over Lake Oswego in the Class 6A football state final, as well as the Oregon City girls basketball team's renewed vigor for winning the program's first state title in four years. This upcoming week, they'll be working on their game in Hawaii.

And, how does Hillsboro look at the value of its stadium complex that will soon play host to a Class A baseball team?

That and we show off the pairings for what the High School football bowl season would look like for Oregon.

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