Delton Deal Named Head Coach for Panther Men's Basketball
Delton Deal has been selected to lead York College men’s basketball for the 2010-2011 season. Deal is replacing Brandon Tatum who came to York College to rebuild a men's team that returned only a handful of players and had won 7 games in two seasons. During Tatum’s first season he recruited 33 new players and won 10 games. A significant factor in his success came through the hiring of a trusted friend and head assistant, Delton Deal.
A successful coach in both the high school and AAU ranks in the state of Texas, Deal will transition from assistant to head coach as Tatum moves on to become Director of Development and Varsity Basketball coach for his alma mater, Brentwood Christian Academy in Austin, TX. Deal says that the “program goals to win a conference championship and compete on the national stage, while playing with godly character, will not change. ”Because of their work together on and off the court, both men expect a smooth transition for York College basketball.
YC Athletic Director, Jared Stark, commented that, “Coach Tatum has done great work here at York. He has high standards for his athletes regarding character and discipline.It is truly sad to lose him, a good coach and a great friend. However, Coach Deal is also the real thing, his players respect him, love him, and I believeYork Collegewill not lose even one player due to this transition.Coach Deal has been involved in the program at the highest levels and I believe he'll continue the success we saw this year into the years ahead.”
Deal's résumé includes five years at Bethesda Christian School in Ft. Worth, Texas where he won a state championship in 2006-2007. An accomplished AAU coach as well, Deal coached the Brandon Bass Elite team, also based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. Coach Deal and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Ashlynn and Camryn.