Aja Sims-Fletcher named Talladega College Gymnastics Coach

Former Alabama gymnast Aja Sims-Fletcher was named the innaguaral Talladega College gymnastics coach. The former SEC championmade the historic annoucment on her Instagram account. In her time on the Crimson Tide gymnastics squad, Sims-Fletcher garnered All-American honors on the beam and floor, helping Alabama to win back-to-back SEC Championships in 2013 and 2014 and four consecutive NCAA Super Six finishes. After her time on the floor was completed, the former NCAA Regional Champion was a volunteer coach on Dana Duckworth’s staff in 2018. She also did stuntwoman work on the…

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Tornadoes comeback bid falls short, falls to Loyola U New Orleans, 65-61

Courtesy of Talladega College Athletics 61 TALLADEG 65  LOYOLA Team 1 2 F TALLADEG 22  39  61 LOYOLA 35  30  65 NEW ORLEANS – In the first meeting since last season’s NAIA National Championship game, the Talladega College men’s basketball team could not finish a rally to defeat the Loyola University New Orleans Wolf Pack. The Tornadoes fell 65-61 Saturday night in Southern States Athletic Conference action. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak Dega as the squad fell to 8-8 on the season and 2-6 in the SSAC. Loyola improved to…

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Talladega defeats Warner University 63-60 for Jackson’s 300th win

Courtesy of Talladega College Athletics 60 WU 63  TC Team 1 2 F WU 34  26  60 TC 27  36  63 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The first day of the SSAC-Sun Challenge was fruitful for the Talladega College men’s basketball team as the squad gutted out a tough 63-61-victory over the Warner University Royals Thursday afternoon in Tine W. Davis Gymnasium. The comeback victory was the second straight win for the Tornadoes and the 300th career victory for head coach Dannton Jackson. Talladega (6-7) trailed 34-27 entering the second half and trailed by as…

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Talladega’s Championship quest comes up short against Loyola

From talladegatornaoes.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An outstanding season by Talladega came to a close in the NAIA National Championship with a loss to the Loyola (La.) Wolf Pack by a score of 71-56. The Tornadoes, playing less than 24 hours after a nail-biting overtime victory over Thomas More, put up a valiant effort against Loyola, which finished the season 37-1. The Tornadoes concluded the stellar season at 32-6. Four of the six losses were to the Wolf Pack.   Leading the way for head coach Chris Wright‘s experienced team (nine seniors…

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