José Molina Negron, Head Men's Basketball Coach
José Alberto Molina Negron was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Coach Molina started his career in 2006 as Coach in the AAU circuit down in the island working with boys and girls teams. From 2008 to 2011, Molina was assistant coach and interim head coach for the Morovis Montañeras, a Puerto Rico women’s professional team which participated in the Final Four in every season, achieving three BSNF Final appearances and a 2009 championship. Coach Molina’s record as interim head coach that year was 10-1, earning him the honor of being named head coach in the All-Star game. From 2011 to 2015, he was head women's basketball coach at the University of Puerto Rico (Arecibo Campus), improving the ranking of the program from 18th to 9th in the Puerto Rico College League. In August 2015, Coach Molina became the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for women's basketball at Redlands, achieving two Region II Tournament semifinals and a 40-20 record during his tenure under Head Coach Jay Niehues. In September 2017, he was named interim head coach for the men’s basketball program at Redlands. In his first season, the team finished with a 14-17 record and made it to the Region II tournament by winning a playoff game at home. During the season, two players earned Player of the Week honors, and one player was selected First Team All Region II. Coach Molina is a 2012 graduate of the University of Puerto Rico (Bayamon Campus) with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and received a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University at Irvine, Calif. in 2014.
Tim Smallwood, Assistant Coach
Tim is a graduate from Victory Christian HS in Tulsa, under Ryan Wakely, where he played one year and was named Tulsa World Player of the year averaging 20 PPG as a senior. Tim was named All State All Star game MVP and Tulsa Parks All Star game MVP in 2011. Before going to Victory, Tim played at Edison HS under Michael Parish, where he was a starter and was part of the group that lead Edison to its first ever championship appearance, but fell short to Guthrie in the 5A State Championship. After high school, Tim went on to play two years at Murray State College in Tishomingo, under Oklahoma State Hall of Famer Randy Rutherford, where he was a standout leading the conference in scoring and steals as a freshman and shot 50% from the field. He was selected to the Region's First Team and also a JUCO All American. After graduating from Murray State, he played Division I basketball for the University of Nebraska Omaha under Derrin Hansen before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in General Studies. He played professional basketball overseas in Italy and on the ASD Summer League, Manerbio Good book, Iscopy returning to the states to work out with the Texas Legends of the NBA G League.