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Tour Tyler Texas recognizes TJC's Women's Basketball head coach Trenia Tillis-Hoard for Women's History Month 2023

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Clarence Edmond Shackelford aka "Shabba" and aka "M1Y", is a publicist, and the founder of Tour Tyler Texas and also the Texas African American Museum both programs are under the auspices of the Empowerment Community Development Corporation, which is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.

Women's History Month 2023 begins Wednesday, March 1 (tomorrow) ends Friday, March 31. When the Tour Tyler Texas ad hoc committee presented their listing for Women's History Month 2023, one name was at the top of this list and was Mrs. Trenia Tillis-Hoard.

When you are asked to describe Trenia Tillis-Hoard a 21-year head coach at TJC using only one word to someone that has never met her, social media has this to say.

Cristin Michelle Crofford ENTHUSIASTIC, Laura Benge Hart (Because talented was too easy!), and Paul Calhoun Outstanding.
Women's Basketball Tyler Junior College (Texas)Photo byClarence Edmond Shackelford

https://www.tjc.eduPhoto byClarence Edmond Shackelford

Sara Cooper Amazin, Jan Hugghins Adams Vibrant, Jasmine M Johnson Humble (trustworthy/Genuine was used already), Robyn Brittain Energetic, Lisa Dawn Jackson Extra (in the best way), onville It can't be Done in one word...lol, MissCoach E Rhoads-Faggett TENACIOUS, Tokila Clay-Collins Funny, Aricia Mitchell Wise, Zelda Butler Loving, Chris Godfrey Royalty, Dwayne Graves Intense, Shirlyn Garrett Loyal, Shirlyn Garrett Caretaker, Lisa McMellon Lumpkin Real, Angie Brown "TRUSTWORTHY", Betty Burge I thought of lots but what I can remember when I was around lots was Dependable, and Mercedes Crona GOAT.


Her daughter Senoy Jones is a sophomore at Tyler Legacy High School. She begins to turn into a star on the basketball court. Her husband, Rogeric Hoard, is a chef.

She calls Sonch her “little chef” because she comes up with “gourmet meals”.

“I’m putting pressure on myself, and I don’t want to put pressure on (Senoja),” Tillis Hoard said. “If you want to play basketball, I will support her to become the best basketball player she can be. If she wants to become a cook, I will encourage her to become the best cook she can be.”

Prior to her tenure at Tyler Junior College, Tillis Hoard served as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas for four seasons from 1996-97 through 1999-2000.

Her playing career at Stephen F. Austin University from 1990-91 through 1993-94 forged her into a three-time all-Southland Conference selection, including earning 1994 Southland Conference Player of the Year honors.

She continued her career professionally in Spain before returning to Texas to coach.

“This is a blessing for a small-town girl like me in any capacity,” added Tillis Hoard. “There are not enough words to say how thankful I am that I get to fill this role as a court coach.  I will pour everything that I have into this experience, as now for the second time I get an experience that I thought was only given once in a lifetime.”

UT Tyler congratulates TJC Women’s Basketball national champions with tower lighting TJC UT Tyler Tower On Wednesday night, The University of Texas at Tyler held a special lighting of Riter Tower in TJC gold, in celebration of the TJC Women’s Basketball team winning the NJCAA Division 1 National Championship. (Photos courtesy of UT Tyler) Published: Thursday, 24th March 2022


About Empowerment Community Development Corporation

Under the auspices of the Empowerment Community Development Corporation, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we have 8 flagship programs:

  1. CAR Texas Academy - (CAR = Coding Aeronautics Robotics Academy™) - Stanley Cofer, program director.
  2. ENDS - Empowerment Neighborhood Development Services™ - Stanley Cofer, program director.
  3. I Am Beautiful Movement™ - LaToyia S. Jordan, program director.
  4. Small and Minority Owned Businesses Initiative™ - Stanley Cofer, program director.
  5. TAAM - Texas African American Museum™ - Gloria Washington, program director.
  6. Tour Tyler Texas™ - Clarence Edmond Shackelford, program director.
  7. Veterans Banquet - LaRhonda Hamilton, program director.
  8. Learning Pavilion in Wood County - Stanley Cofer, program director.

Sources: https://empowermentcdc.org, - TourTylerTexas@gmail.com

NewsBreak article Sponsored by: LeRoy Francis Sr. DBA Community Funeral Home Tyler and Clarence Edmond Shackelford.

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I have been a community publicist in East Texas since 1985 in this role I have covered 10's of thousands of special events. I am also the founder of the founder Tour Tyler Texas and the Texas African American Museum

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