Roadrunners Basketball Program Winningest In Georgia Since 2013

Monday, December 4, 2017

When Dalton State re-launched athletics in 2012, they brought a familiar name on board to run the basketball program - Tony Ingle.

Since his arrival on Aug. 2, 2012, in four short years, Dalton State has become a nationally known name in the basketball circles. It has collected 106 wins through the end of the 16-17 season, two SSAC regular season titles, one SSAC tournament championship, and the 2015 NAIA National Championship.

The 106 wins are best in the state of Georgia among four-year institutions in that time span.

 
 

Wins By 4-Year Institutions In Georgia

Rank

School

13-14

14-15

15-16

16-17

Total

1

Dalton State

26

32

19

29

106

2

Emmanuel College

33

21

27

20

101

3

Augusta University

24

23

18

24

89

4

Georgia State University

25

25

16

20

86

5

Mercer University

27

19

19

15

80

6

Emory University

19

22

20

19

80

7

University of Georgia

20

21

20

19

80

8

Life University

19

16

17

26

78

9

Columbus State

14

22

21

20

77

10

LaGrange College

18

17

20

18

73

11

West Georgia

18

22

22

10

72

12

Georgia Tech

16

12

21

21

70

13

Georgia Southern

15

22

14

18

69

14

Valdosta State

16

10

17

26

69

15

Reinhardt University

14

14

17

22

67

28

Middle Georgia State

7

11

16

15

49

30

Brewton-Parker College

9

15

7

15

46

34

College of Coastal Georgia

12

4

11

10

37

37

Kennesaw State University

6

10

11

4

31

 

"When it was brought to my attention I could not truly believe it at first, but as I looked at the chart it became more real to me," said coach Ingle."

The Roadrunners have also set the standard in the Southern States Athletic Conference since joining in 2014, while holding their own on the national level.

 

Wins By SSAC Schools Since 14-15

Rank

School

14-15

15-16

16-17

Total

1

Dalton State

32

19

29

80

2

Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

30

18

22

70

3

William Carey (Miss.)

20

21

24

65

4

Bethel (Tenn.)

23

18

18

59

5

Faulkner (Ala.)

21

20

17

58

6

Loyola (La.)

14

17

22

53

 

"We already have so much to be grateful for and now we can add another feather in our hat to help us recruit," said Ingle. "All of our Roadrunner players, coaches, supporters, and fans should be very proud of earning such an amazing accomplishment."

Coach Ingle recently added another accomplishment that fans and supporters of Roadrunner Nation can be proud of. On November 30, 2017, the man who was told, "maybe you're not cut out for it" continued to prove doubters wrong and collected win number 300 in his career.

"Only the innocent or ignorant think they achieved success on their merits, I'm just proud that I was taught to keep going during the tough times and better days are ahead," said Ingle of the accomplishment. "This is one of those better days and I'm humbled by the recognition."

Currently, the Roadrunners are the #6-ranked team in the country and boast a 7-2 record on the season.


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