Hill College Women's Basketball
Head Coach Scott Hyland
Scott Hyland enters his ninth season as head women's basketball coach at Hill College, leading the Lady Rebels to a 20-11 record last season and a program-record sixth consecutive trip to the Region V tournament. In eight seasons at Hill, Hyland has a 155-90 record and is the program's all-time leader in wins. With 287 career wins, he has a chance to hit the 300 career win milestone sometime this season. The Lady Rebels have been the 5th winningest program over the last seven-year in Region V, one of the best regions for women’s junior college basketball in the nation, and are one of only four programs to reach the Region V Tournament in each of the last six seasons.
The 2018-19 season was a memorable one for the Rebels as they won the North Central Junior College Athletic Conference title and finished #25 in the nation in the final regular-season NJCAA poll. It also marked the fourth consecutive season that Hill led the conference in 3-point field goals, defensive rebounds per game, and rebounds per game.
The Lady Rebels have won 17 or more games for seven straight years, the longest such run in program history. In the 20013-14 season, the Lady Rebels were ranked in the NJCAA national polls for a program-record six consecutive weeks. In his eight seasons at Hill, Hyland has sent 36 of 40 sophomores on to play at four-year college programs and had 37 of them graduate from Hill on time. Lady Rebels have also taken home several awards during Hyland’s tenure at Hill. 15 players have been named to the NTJCAC all-conference team, six have been named all-region, one conference freshman of the year, and two conference defensive players of the year. In addition, 12 members of the Lady Rebels have been named NJCAA All-Academic over the past three seasons.
From 2007-11, Hyland restored the Texas A&M-Kingsville women's basketball program to its former glory returning the Javelinas to the Lone Star Conference Tournament for the first time in nearly a decade. His teams showed improvement each year going from 7-20, to 16-11, to 18-10, and to a Lone Star Conference Tournament appearance before struggling the last year. Hyland finished with a 44-64 record in his Javelina career while his teams set 16 school records.
The 2009-10 squad set a number of school records and one national record. They set new marks for points in a game (115), the number of times scoring 100 points (four), consecutive 100-point games (three), three-point field goals made in a game (19), three-point field goal attempts in a game (35), season field goal percentage (.443), season three-point percentage (.388) and season three-point field goals made (246). They also set an all-time women's basketball national record by making 12 consecutive three-pointers against Texas A&M-International.
The 18-win season was the most wins by the program since going 27-7 in 2000-01. It was only the fifth time the program had ever reached the 18 total wins for a season mark. In 2008-09, Hyland led the Javelinas to a 16-11 record which included wins over three nationally-ranked opponents. The winning record and big wins led the Lone Star Conference South Division to select Hyland as the Coach of the Year. The Javelinas led the LSC and set a program record in free throw percentage at 76.5 percent.
In his first three seasons, the Javelinas had 10 players earn Lone Star Conference All-Conference or Honorable Mention honors. In 2008-09, LaKeisha Jones earned First Team LSC South honors and Angela Franklin was named the LSC South Newcomer of the Year. Additionally, nine members of the Javelina squad received recognition on the LSC Commissioners' Honor Roll.
Prior to taking over the Kingsville job, Hyland was and still is, the most successful coach in the history of Paris Junior College women's basketball, posting an 80-72 record in five years including a 38-23 record his last two seasons, the second-best two-year run in the history of the program. The Lady Dragons also went 20-16 in conference play the last two seasons, the best two-year conference run in school history. The Lady Dragon program reached several milestones under Hyland's leadership. The 2005-06 squad was nationally ranked for two weeks, the first time the program had ever received a national ranking, and the 2002-03 team reached the regional tournament semifinals for the first time in school history. Two of the three 20-win seasons in the history of the program came under Hyland - 21-10 in 2005-06, and 20-12 in 2002-03. His Lady Dragon teams also set or tied 19 team and 16 individual records.
Before becoming head coach at Paris Junior College, Hyland had an extensive career as an assistant coach. He was an assistant coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (2000-02) and at Odessa College (1999-00). He was also an assistant coach at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb., and served one year as head coach.
His first job in women's basketball came at Omaha Central High School in 1996 when he served as assistant girls' basketball coach. Hyland was a men's assistant coach at Dana College in Blair, Neb., and a men's graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. His first coaching position came as an assistant men's coach at his alma mater, the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Hyland played basketball for the University of Mary where he earned a pair of degrees, communications and business in 1990, and physical education in 1993. He received his master's degree from Nebraska-Omaha in 1995.
Hyland was a national voter for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association/ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll. He was also the LSC Captain for the WBCA and served on the WBCA DII National Coach of the Year Committee.
Scott and his wife Yvonne reside in Hillsboro and have two sons, Reid and Sean, and three rescue dogs; Allie, Dude, and Jack.
Head Coach - Hill College - 2012-Present
Assistant Coach - Texas Southern University - 2011-2012
Head Coach - Texas A&M University – Kingsville - 2007-2011
Head Coach - Paris Junior College - 2002-2007
Assistant Coach - University of Louisiana-Lafayette - 2000-2002
Assistant Coach - Odessa College - 1999-2000
Head Coach - College of Saint Mary - 1997-1999
Assistant Coach - Central High School (Omaha, NE) - 1996-1997
Assistant Coach - Dana College (Men) - 1994-1995
Assistant Coach - University of Nebraska-Omaha (men) - 1993-1994
Assistant Coach - University of Mary (Men) - 1990-1993
The 2009-10 Texas A&M-Kingsville squad set a number of school records and one national record.
Points in a game (115)
Number of times scoring 100 points (4)
Consecutive 100-point games (3)
Three-point field goals made in a game (19)
Three-point field goal attempts in a game (35)
Season field goal percentage (.443)
Season three-point percentage (.388)
Season three-point field goals made (246)
**Set a national mark by making 12 consecutive three-pointers against Texas A&M-International.
The 18 wins by the team in 2009-10 have been the most at Texas A&M-Kingsville in the past 15-years. It was only the fifth time the program has reached the 18-victory total for a season.
Assistant Coach Layton Westmoreland
Layton Westmoreland joins the Lady Rebels as an assistant coach for the 2021-22 season having spent the previous two seasons at McMurry University under Head Coach Brittany Densman-Roes.
At McMurry, Westmoreland was the lead on recruiting as the programs recruiting coordinator as well as media content handling the program's multiple social media accounts. In addition, Coach Westmoreland designed the program’s skill development for in and out of season development. At McMurry, Westmoreland coached multiple all-conference caliber players and the 2021 ASC Conference Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year.
Layton Westmoreland joined the McMurry University women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach for the 2019-2020 season. Westmoreland came to the War Hawks after leading Newcastle High School’s girls basketball program to the Regional Quarterfinals of the 1A Texas UIL Playoffs.
Before his time at Newcastle where he spent a single season as the program's head coach, accruing a record of 23-11. Westmoreland started his coaching career in San Antonio, Texas where he was a part of the basketball community in multiple facets. Westmoreland was a skill development trainer (2013-18) with Spartan Basketball, known for training high-level basketball players in the Greater San Antonio area, as well as their involvement with WNBA and NBA players in the off-season.
With his training experiences, Westmoreland was able to speak at the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Annual Fall Clinic in 2014 on ACL Injury Prevention in female basketball players, after working closely within Alan Stein’s Stronger Team Nation, a network of basketball-specific strength & conditioning coaches across the country. Formerly a performance enhancement coach, Westmoreland was brought in to Spartan Basketball due to his background and expertise in performance enhancement and was even a contributor with STACK Magazine Online for many years.
While training with Spartan Basketball, Westmoreland coached at the high school level at The Christian School at Castle Hills (2016-18) and the Christian Academy of San Antonio (2013-16), where he started his Head Coaching career at 23 years old. Both institutions were a part of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). In his 6 years in coaching high school, Westmoreland accrued a record of 118-62 (65.5%).
Westmoreland also spent a season in the WNBA with the San Antonio Stars (now the Las Vegas Aces) in an undisclosed role during the 2017 season under 1st Season Head Coach Vickie Johnson, who is now the Assistant for the Aces. Spending a lot of time working in the day-to-day responsibilities of player development under the guidance of Assistant Coach Latricia Trammell, who is now an Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Sparks, Westmoreland was able to gain tremendous knowledge and experience. On game days, Westmoreland would assist the coaching staff in pre-game development on the court and would track defensive statistics during the game.
Westmoreland earned his Associate’s Degree from Western Texas College where he played for their men’s soccer team, graduating in 2010 before attending William Penn University on a basketball scholarship to play under esteemed head coach John Henry. Westmoreland received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education in 2012.
Westmoreland is a native of Snyder, Texas, and resides in Hillsboro, Texas with his wife, Samatha, and their dogs, Kira & Buddy.
Assistant Coach Wanda Talton
Coach Wanda Talton begins her fifth season with the Hill College Lady Rebels basketball program.
Over her four years at Hill College, the program has continued to flourish while building a record of 81-41 and 3 straight regional tournament appearances. Serving as defensive coordinator for the Lady Rebels, Talton helped guide a defense that led the nation in 3-point field goal percentage defense and a top 15 ranking in defensive rebounds per game in 2013-14. In the 2015-15 season, the defense was in the top 12 in the nation in steals per game, and in 2016-27 were Top 20 in total rebounds per game.
Coach Talton began her coaching career at Hutcheson Junior High School and later served as an assistant coach at Sam Houston High School. Coach T established the basketball program at Arlington Bowie High School when the school re-opened in 1991. Her Lady Vols won four district championships, 9 bi-district championships, 6 regional quarterfinal appearances, two regional tournaments. In 2005 she led the Bowie Lady Vols to the 5A State Championship in girls’ basketball. Her team is the only Arlington ISD team to ever win a state championship in basketball (men’s or women’s). In addition, Coach Talton is the only African-American woman to ever win a UIL state championship at the 5A level (which at the time was the largest HS classification). She taught all levels of mathematics during her career and coached track and field as well.
Talton’s former players have gone on to play at various college levels, from community college to NAIA, to Division 1, 2 & 3. However, she is most proud of the servicewomen, doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, engineers, coaches, accountants, business owners, and mothers they have become.
Coach Talton received her master of science in Interdisciplinary Studies and bachelor of arts in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Talton is an alumnus of Hill College, where she was a member of the Lady Rebels basketball team and graduated Summa Cum Laude with an associate’s degree. She was inducted into the Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 for her contributions to the early Lady Rebels Basketball program and her career accomplishments.
Assistant Coach Deleesha Monroe
|#||First Name||Last Name||Position||Year||Hometown|
|20||Skye||Thomas||W||FR||San Antonio, TX|
|23||Mia||Monroe||PG/W||FR||Colorado City, TX|
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NJCAA Schedule 2021-2022