Jefferson State's "March Madness" of 1980

March 14, 2019 dbobo Blog

In March of 1980 (39 years ago), the Jefferson State men’s basketball team experienced “March Madness” first hand as they navigated their way through the NJCAA Division I tournament bracket to play in the national title game.

Jefferson State Coach Bill Lankford’s Pioneers tipped off against the Western Texas Westerners coached by Nolan Richardson. Jefferson State finished the amazing 1979-1980 season as national runner-up. Here is a look back on that exciting year.

1979 Basketball National Championship



1979 Basketball Team on Sign

1979 Langford Welcomw

National Basketball Runner up trophy 1980

Basketball State Trophy 1979-1980

JSCC Basketball Team 1979-1980 w Mike Anderson