Chipola College head coach Belinda Hendrix and assistant coach Jimmy Hendrix have been named the NFCA’s NJCAA Division I Coaching Staff of the Year, the association announced Monday. 

The Chipola staff will be honored at the 2007 NFCA National Convention which will take place Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Las Vegas Hilton. 

The Lady Indians capped a 57-6-1 2007 campaign by hoisting the 2007 NJCAA Division I national championship in Hendrix’s third season at the school. 

Chipola also captured the Panhandle Conference title and finished the year ranked tops in the NJCAA Division I poll after winning 14 of its last 15 games. 

The Chipola staff also received South region accolades. Other regional winners included: 

Midwest Region 
Texarkana College 
Head Coach: Leslie Messina 
Assistant Coach: Sena Horne 

In her third season as head coach of the Bulldogs, Messina guided her team to a top 10 finish at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Texarkana finished the season with a 44-16 mark that landed it 13th in the final NJCAA poll. 

West Region 
North Idaho College 
Head Coach: Don Don Williams 
Assistant Coaches: Casi Reisenauer, Ron Bradstreet and Tammy Bradstreet 

Williams and her staff guided NIC to a second-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. The team clinched the second-best national finish in school history and finished 46-26 after winning seven straight games following an opening-round loss in the national tournament. 

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