Coaching Staff

Head Coach/Athletic Director

AJohn Renniefter finishing 8-21 and missing out on postseason play in 2016-17, coach John Rennie and his team have high hopes for a return to success on the hardwood in 2017-18.

In launching the women’s basketball program at BPCC, Rennie has led the Lady Cavaliers to a 55-65 (.458) record through four seasons as a college coach, after coaching most of the previous 20 years as an AAU coach in the Shreveport-Bossier area. His former players include many who advanced to play collegiately as well as two at the WNBA level.

As a player at the now defunct Trinity Heights Christian Academy, Rennie helped lead his high school team to three state championships while earning All-State, All-District and All-City honors.

He is also the founder of HoopKids Basketball, an enrichment program that teaches basic basketball skills to preschoolers while further developing their gross motor skills. Operating this program has allowed him the privilege to watch hundreds of preschool children grow and develop basic coordination skills while learning about the great game of basketball.

Rennie, who also serves as the Athletic Director at BPCC, resides in Benton, La., with his beautiful wife, Melissa and his children, Caden (14) and Claire (11) Cox.

Rennie’s thoughts on the 2016-2017 season:

“We’re playing a very difficult schedule again this year,” said Lady Cavaliers head coach John Rennie, who begins his fifth season at BPCC. “I looked at the preseason national rankings, and we have three of the top six on our schedule this year, including two-time defending national champion Gulf Coast State, as well as two-time national runner-up and conference opponent Trinity Valley.”

“We have the depth to matchup better and compete for 40 minutes this year,” said Rennie. “Our sophomores have made a lot of progress over the last year. Then, with the newcomers we have added we feel we should be able to return to the regional tournament. It definitely wasn’t enjoyable not playing postseason basketball last year.”

Contact Information:
318-678-6314
jrennie@bpcc.edu

Assistant Coach

Alice Robinson is in her second year as an assistant coach at Bossier Parish Community College. A Bossier City native, Robinson returns home after spending two seasons as a student assistant coach at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

Robinson played in 63 games over two seasons for the Cardinals from 2012-14, scoring 264 points and grabbing 356 rebounds. She helped lead the Cardinals to the postseason in both years at Lamar, advancing to the second round of the WBI in 2013 and qualifying for the WNIT in 2014.

As a senior, she averaged 3.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Had career highs of 13 points and 13 rebounds against Our Lady of the Lake. Tied her career high with 13 points in a Southland Conference Tournament semifinal game versus Northwestern State. She was named to the Southland Conference Commissionerís Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Lamar, Robinson played two seasons for Trinity Valley Community College. She helped lead the TVCC Cardinals to the NJCAA National Title and an undefeated 36-0 record as a sophomore. Robinson averaged 5.4 points and 7.9 points per game as a sophomore at Trinity Valley.

Played for Aaron Megee at Parkway High School, where she earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior year. Parkway retired her uniform number in 2015. She also competed in track and field in high school, finishing fifth in the state in the shot put as a senior.

Robinson holds an associateís degree from Trinity Valley, a bachelorís in general studies as well as a masterís degree in criminal justice from Lamar.