NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Athletics Director Teresa Phillips announced that softball coach Jeff Dabney will not be retained. TSU is coming off an 18-38 campaign and a 6-20 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Tigers missed out on the OVC Tournament for the 13th consecutive season.
“We appreciate the effort Coach Dabney has made during his time at TSU to bring quality student athletes to our campus that represent the university through their hard work on the field and classroom,” said Phillips. “At this time, however, we feel it is best to go in a different direction. We wish Coach Dabney the best.”
Dabney coached the Tigers for four seasons, compiling a 58-155 (.272) record. One of the highlights in Dabney’s career in blue was a win over SEC opponent South Carolina in 2012.
Prior to TSU, Dabney served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Southeast Missouri State.
A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.