Texas Wesleyan University (2005), Concordia University Irvine (2012)
Albert Talley Jr., of Cleburne, is in his seventh season with the San Jacinto College men’s basketball program. Last year he was voted the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Assistant Coach of the Year. He came to San Jac from Paris Junior College, where he served as assistant men’s basketball coach, following his time in the same position with Panola College.
His experience includes playing basketball and serving as a student assistant coach for Texas Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the 2006 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championship team. He was one of four recipients across the nation to receive the NAIA Champions of Character Award for his contributions on the court, in the classroom and in the community. His other accolades include the university’s Gene & Anne Burge Sportsmanship Award and Golden Crutch Award.
Talley holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Texas Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate of education. This is his 12th year coaching in Region XIV.