Chris Oney is entering his first full season as head men's basketball coach after taking over the position early in the 2015-16 season, when longtime head coach Richard Mathis resigned for health reasons.
Oney, 40, spent five seasons at Pearl River as an assistant coach, coming to PRCC after a year at Grambling State.
He is a 1994 graduate of McCall High School in Tallulah, La., where he was district MVP for four seasons. He spent a year at Texas A&M before transferring to Ole Miss, where he played from 1995 through 1998. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss in 1998 and a masters in education from Louisiana College in 2008.
Oney began his coaching career at Nicholls State, where he spent one season. He spent four seasons as an assistant at Louisiana-Monroe before getting his first head coaching job at Carroll High in Monroe, La. In his two seasons there, his teams were 60-15.
He moved on to a two-year stint as head coach at Grambling Lab High School, where his teams were 43-12, before taking on a position as an assistant at Grambling State.
Oney and his wife, Christen, have an eight-year-old daughter, Camryn, and a two-year-old son, Caleb.
Ryne Colvin is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Wildcats after six seasons at the University of Arkansas.
Colvin, 24, is a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, where he played basketball for El Dorado High School.
He spent four seasons as team manager for the Razorbacks, then the past two seasons as a graduate assistant.
Chris Woodall is the newest addition to the Wildcat family, joining the PRCC staff in August.
Woodall, 27, is a native of Jackson, where he played basketball for Provine High School under legendary prep coach Luther Riley. As a senior in 2007, he helped the Rams win the Class 5A state championship.
He spent one season playing for Navarro (Texas) Junior College, then played one season at Mississippi College, before transferring to William Carey University, where he played under veteran head coach Steve Knight. After graduating from WCU, Woodall served two seasons as a graduate assistant and spent last season as a full-time assistant coach before coming to PRCC.