Paris Junior College has made two additions to its coaching staff: Women’s Basketball Coach Rosalyn Tindel and Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach Evan Michael Camperell.
Tindel comes to PJC from New Diana High School, but she had extensive community college experience at former Region XIV rival Lon Morris College prior to its closure.
“My family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Anglin, Mr. Dawson, and the interviewing committee for entrusting me with this program,” said Tindell. “It is a blessing to be able to come to Paris Junior College as their new Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Having been in this conference previously, I know the level of competition in this league and am excited about the opportunity to compete again in the best region in Texas. I am expecting great things from these young ladies on and off the court. We will not only focus on success in the classroom and on the court but also be an integral part of this community. Again, I am truly thankful for this opportunity and look forward to a great season.”
Tindel earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Midwestern State University and a Master’s of Education degree in health and kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2010.
She played collegiately at Midwestern State University under then-coach Jeff Ray. During those two years, the team compiled a record of 50-14, while winning a conference title and making the first of two NAIA national tournament appearances in the school’s history.
During Coach Tindel’s eight years at Lon Morris, her teams were ranked nationally seven out of eight seasons for their academic success. She had a 98 percent graduation rate with nine players achieving membership in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
She has coached two junior college All-Americans, and several All-Conference, All-Region, and All-Academic team members. Her teams ranked in the top 10 academically seven of eight years she was coach at Lon Morris. During the 2004-2005 season, the women’s basketball program made its first ever regional tournament appearance. In that run, they knocked off Trinity Valley Community College – then the number one team in the nation – to reach the conference championship game. That year they finished second, one win away from the national tournament.
Once Lon Morris College closed, Tindel went back to high schools with stops at Whitehouse, North Mesquite, and most recently New Diana High School.
The 2018 season will mark the thirteenth intercollegiate soccer season overall as a head coach for Evan Michael Camperell, as well as his first season at the helm of the Paris Junior College soccer program. At the intercollegiate level Camperell has served as a head soccer coach within the JUCO, NAIA, NCAA (D3), and NCAA (D2) levels.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity and would like to thank both our President Dr. Pam Anglin and Athletic Director James Dawson,” said Camperell. “It looks like a real solid roster on the men’s side and we’re still building the women’s roster but we’ve got a nice core to work with. We have 33 men and 19 women.”
Most recently Camperell served as the head women’s soccer coach at Norco College, located within southwest Riverside, Calif. and part of the California Community College Athletic Association. Camperell also taught a variety of physical education and health classes at the College.
Prior to Norco College Camperell served as the Director of Soccer (head men’s & women’s soccer coach) at Saint Katherine College in San Marcos, Calif., which is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association. The women’s soccer program there is the third intercollegiate soccer program he has started.
Previously Camperell served as the head women’s soccer coach at Lincoln University near Philadelphia Penn. In 2014, the women’s soccer team finished the fall season with the second-best winning percentage in the history of the program (NCAA D2 era). The team was also honored in both 2014 and 2015 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with the “College Team Academic Award.” In 2015 the program was a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America “Team Ethics & Sportsmanship Award” (Gold).
The second intercollegiate soccer program Camperell started was the MiraCosta College men’s program in Oceanside, Calif. He served there from 2007 to 2010, also teaching physical education and health classes.
Prior to 2006, Camperell served as the head women’s soccer coach and as a movement arts (physical education) faculty member for one year at Eastern Nazarene College located in Quincy, Mass.
Before his stint at Eastern Nazarene College, Camperell served as the head men’s & women’s soccer coach at Alliant International University-San Diego from 2004-2006. In addition to his coaching duties at AIU, Camperell also served as the Intramurals Director.
Just before coming to Alliant International University, Camperell served at the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M. in 2003. At Southwest, Camperell served as the head men’s soccer coach, founding the program. Coach Camperell also served as a physical education and health faculty member at the University.
Camperell is a native of North San Diego, Calif. He played at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Calif. where the team captured its fourth consecutive Pacific Coast Conference Championship. After his freshman and sophomore years, he transferred to play at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power-house University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.
Camperell earned his associate of arts degree from Palomar Community College, his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Redlands, and his master’s degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific University. He also spent time studying in the kinesiology department at San Diego State University. He holds two U.S.S.F. soccer coaching licenses and an APEX Fitness personal trainer certification.
His philosophy is to compete at a championship level while maintaining the highest ideals of intercollegiate soccer. He values the cornerstone principles of “mental toughness” and “extreme desire.” He stresses teamwork and promotes education while maintaining sensitivity to the academic commitment of student-athletes. Coach Camperell’s team philosophy is based on hard work, determination, teamwork, and constant movement off the ball. Camperell focuses on building a creative offensive style of play while still remaining balanced defensively.