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Panola College Names Kite as New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Eddie Kite is the new Head Coach for the Panola College Women's Basketball Team.

Eddie Kite is the new Head Coach for the Panola College Women's Basketball Team.

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Panola College has hired Eddie Kite as its new Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

Eddie Kite comes to Panola after 11 years at Connors State College in Oklahoma. Since 2003, the Cowgirls have played in three Region II Championship games, winning the 2009 Region II Championship and advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The past six seasons have seen the Cowgirls average 24 wins a season with a 73 percent winning percentage.

At Connors State the Cowgirls won the 2009 Bi-State Conference and Region II Championship to advance to the NJCAA National Tournament with a 30-5 record and the 2011 Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship, and played in the Region II Championship game while finishing with a 28-5 record. Kite was recognized as Conference Coach of the Year in each of those two seasons and 2009 Region II Coach of Year.

Kite is currently the NJCAA Region II Division I Women’s Athletic Director and is serving on the NJCAA National Volleyball Committee. He served as the Region II women’s basketball committee chairman from 2007 to 2011.

Kite coached at the University of Houston after a two-year stint as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Mobile. Kite helped turn around a program that was 13-19 the year before his arrival to 30-6 during the 2001-02 season. That season saw the Lady Ram program win the GCAC regular season and conference tournament championships, make its first NAIA National Tournament appearance in eight years, and its first ever “Sweet 16″ appearance. The Lady Rams set team records for wins, winning percentage, and overall team defense. The University of Mobile also provided the WNBA with its only non-Division I draftee, 6-6 Edmarie Lumbsley.

Kite began his coaching career as an assistant at Central Florida Community College in 1991. He helped lead the Lady Pats to their first-ever NJCAA National Tournament, finishing second in the national tournament with a 34-3 record. During his stint at CFCC, the program produced two NJCAA All-Americans and the 1993 NJCAA Champion Player of the Year (Connie Thornton, Texas Tech University).

Kite moved to East Texas Baptist University in 1993 to help the Tigers to their first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance in 1994, finishing the season with a 25-8 mark. Kite then took an assistant’s position at Oral Roberts University before arriving at the University of Montevallo (Ala.) in 1996. While Kite was at Montevallo, the Lady Falcons played for the 1997 NAIA Regional Championship and appeared in their first-ever Gulf South Conference Tournament in 1999.

Kite earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree from East Texas Baptist University in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in Education from East Central University in Ada, Okla., 2011. He is a member of the NJCAA Coaches Association.

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