[NJCAA: Milestone] Mike Pantalione
became the all-time NJCAA men's coaching leader in wins as Yavapai College captured the
NJCAA district championship with a 3-0 victory over Otero Junior College on Saturday.
Pantalione, Yavapai’s only head coach, has a 535-45-22 record in 25 years with the Roughriders.
He overtook former Ulster County Community College coach George Vizvary
, who posted a 534-163-28 mark in 37 seasons.
The win advanced Yavapai
College to the NJCAA national tournament for the 20th time since 1990, the most appearance by any JUCO Division I program. The Arizona school has captured seven national championships and was the
national runner-up six times.
This year’s NJCAA National Tournament will take place in Tyler, Texas, beginning Nov. 18.