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NAIA League Breakdown: Red River Athletic Conference

NAIA League Breakdown: Red River Athletic Conference

By naiahoopsreport_admin September 16, 2019 0 Comments

The Red River Athletic Conference is a 10 team NAIA D1 conference that features teams from Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas.

2018-19 Standings
 LSU Alexandria 17-1 30-4
LSU Shreveport 14-4 23-11
Wiley 14-4 24-7
St. Thomas – Houston 11-7 23-11
Huston-Tillotson 11-7 13-13
Texas College 8-10 10-22
Our Lady of the Lake 4-14 6-20
Paul Quinn 4-14 6-22
Jarvis Christian 4-14 4-21
Southwest 3-15 5-20

The RRAC has really picked up steam as of late, and has become a really, really good league. The 2018-19 season, saw LSU-A win the regular season title, while St. Thomas (TX) won the RRAC tournament title. The RRAC had 4 teams (LSU-A, LSU-S, Wiley, St. Thomas) qualify for the NAIA DI national tournament. The Red River had a lot of success this year at the National Tournament as it placed 3 teams (LSU-A, LSU-S,Wiley) into the NAIA Sweet 16, while LSU-A, made it to the National Quarterfinals before losing.

Key Players Lost
1st Team All-American and Red River Conference POY
Jeff Garrett Photo
  • F
  • LSU-Shreveport
  • Gadsden, Alabama

1st Team All-American
Will Claiborne LSU-Alexandria
3rd Team All-Americans
Joshua Hamilton Wiley
Courtney Julien Houston-Tillotson
Honorable Mention All-Americans
Lord Akah Wiley (Texas)
JaMichael Brown LSU Alexandria (La.)
Tim Coleman LSU Shreveport (La.)
Alex Doche Huston-Tillotson (Texas)
Orowo Eleyae St. Thomas (Texas)
Rakim Lubin LSU Shreveport (La.)
Left League

University of St. Thomas left the Red RiverAthletic Conference and the NAIA to move to NCAA D3. They are now members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).

New Additions

Texas A&M-Texarkana joins the Red River Athletic Conference for 2019-2020. They are in their inaugural season, and will look to jump right into the mix in the RRAC!

New Coaches

Hired on to lead Texas A&M-Texarkana in their inaugural season is Ryan Wall. Coach Wall has had a lot of success in the league, as he was previously the head coach at Our Lady of the Lake. Coach Wall will look to get the program off to a great start.

Chase Campbell is the new lead man in charge at Wiley College. Coach Campbell has 11 years of coaching experience and joins Wiley from NCAA D2 Tuskegee (AL). Coach Campbell takes over for Coach Jay Smith, who took an assistant job at NCAA D1, New Orleans.

Corey Hitchcock is the new head coach at the University of the Southwest. Coach Hitchcock was previously the women’s head coach at the university, and will look to turn the program around!

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