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Men's Basketball

2017 NJCAA D-III National Champions
2008 NJCAA D-III National Champions
2006 NJCAA D-III National Champions
NJCAA D-III 4th Place in the National Tournament 2000, 2007

Metro Athletic Conference Champions: 
2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2017

Blazer Basketball at a Glance

  • North Lake College, a junior college with 10,000 students, is located in Irving, Texas (near Dallas).
  • Over 90% of Blazer basketball players have continued their education at four-year universities during the last 15 years.
  • 13 players went on to play for NCAA D-I teams.
  • The Blazers have played teams from 25 different states.
  • The Blazers have won three national championships in the last twelve years.

About Coach Tim McGrawMcGrawT.jpg

Tim McGraw is a veteran coach with more than 30 years of coaching experience ranging from junior high through the professional level.

He was named NJCAA D-III National Coach of the Year for leading the North Lake College Blazers to the NJCAA D-III National Championship in 2006, 2008 and 2017. He was named NJCAA D-III Region Three Coach of the Year in 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2017.

As a player he played at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He also played on four Christian missionary tours which took him to the Philippines, Germany, Austria, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.