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PJC's Taylor named Region XIV men's coach of year; Dickerson is first-team all-conference

TYLER — For the second time in three years, Paris Junior College Dragons coach Chuck Taylor has been named the Region XIV men’s Coach of the Year, the conference announced Saturday at the end of the tournament.

PJC men's head coach Chuck Taylor
PJC men’s head coach Chuck Taylor

Octabius Ellis of Trinity Valley Conference was named the 2014 Most Valuable Player in Region XIV.

Delvin Dickerson, a sophomore forward on the conference champion Paris Junior College Dragons, was selected first team all-conference.

Two other PJC sophomores — guard Jovan Austin and center Nouhoum Bocoum — were named to the third team.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Octavius Ellis, Trinity Valley

COACH OF THE YEAR: Chuck Taylor, Paris


  • Octavius Ellis, TVCC
  • Tre Bennett, Lamar State-Port Arthur
  • Stefan Moody, Kilgore
  • Trashon Burrell, Lee
  • Delvin Dickerson, Paris


  • Anthony Livingston, San Jacinto
  • Deng Deng, Lee
  • Macari Brooks, Blinn
  • Todd Eaglin, Tyler
  • Anthony Allen, Lamar State–Port Arthur


  • Jovan Austin, Paris
  • Troy Jones, Navarro
  • Nouhoum Bocoum, Paris
  • Jamarcus Weatherspoon, Kilgore
  • Kalif Wright, Kilgore


  • Josh Robinson, Trinity Valley
  • Jamar Goodwin, Navarro
  • Brandon Herman, Panola
  • Jamall Shabazz, Lamar State–Port Arthur
  • Carrington Ward, San Jacinto

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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