It didn’t come that easy, but by defeating the Lady Pronghorns of Gillette College 61-59 in a nail biter, Dawson Community College Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. also earned his 200th career victory as a collegiate head women’s basketball coach.
Coach Lagmay is entering his 5th year as the DCC Women’s Coach. His record at Dawson is currently 67-73 with a .470 percent winning percentage. Dawson will go into the Christmas break with a 9-6 record this year.
Since Lagmay’s head coaching debut in 2006, his teams have made notable marks at different levels. From 2006-2008 at Salem International University, an NCAA Division II member, Lagmay still holds the most wins in a single season since 2001. In 2007, Salem International was also nationally ranked as one of the NCAA Division II Most Improved.
Crossing over to NAIA Division I, Coach Lagmay held the reins at Talladega College from 2008-2014, leading the Lady Tornadoes to a 2010 National Championship in the USCAA and a #10 NAIA national ranking. His record of 112-63 at Talladega stands as having the most wins in school history.
Since arriving to eastern Montana in 2014, the Los Angeles, CA native has set marks at Dawson Community College as well. Under Lagmay’s tutelage, the Lady Buccaneers hold the second best single season record in school history with 22 wins. In the last 3 seasons, Dawson has been selected as having one of the nation’s highest team gpa’s in the NJCAA and WBCA.
Coach Lagmay on the accomplishment, “It’s definitely a blessing from God to reach such a milestone. And for that, I am sincerely thankful. However, none of this is achieved without the support of family, friends, mentors, school administrators and players. I learned a lot throughout my coaching journey starting in my home state of California, then on to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Alabama and now Montana. It’s a process I have embraced and accepted, and recognizing all who have been there with and for me.”