Dalton State Basketball Owns Over 100 Wins in Last Four Years

(dsroadrunners.com) DALTON, Ga. – When Dalton State re-launched athletics in 2012, they brought a familiar name on board to run the basketball program, Tony Ingle.

What he has done since his introduction on August 2, 2012 is extraordinary. In four short years, Dalton State has become a nationally known name in the basketball circles collecting 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 4-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 Tony 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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