Former Tennessee State University baseball player and
coach Ronald Braden passed away Monday night.
Braden received a bachelor's of science from Tennessee State
University in 1972. He competed on the TSU baseball team before going on to
coach with the Tiger program for three years.
While attending Tennessee State University, Braden received All-Midwest
Conference Honors in baseball and holds the TSU Baseball record for consecutive
runners picked-off a base in a single inning, three (3) against David Lipscomb
College. He also received the TSU Athletics Department Outstanding Service
A native Chapel Hill, Tenn., Braden served as the sports information
director and head golf coach at Kentucky State University for 12 years. His golf
team won the 14th National Minority College Golf Championship in 2000
held at the PGA Golf Club in Port. St. Lucie, Florida.
to his stint at Kentucky State, Braden was a District Executive for the Boy
Scouts of America, he also held positions in Intercollegiate Athletics as
Sports Information Director, Assistant Football/Head Football Coach and Head
Baseball Coach at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., Assistant Baseball Coach
at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tenn. (1973-76).
the Continental Olympic Games in Atlanta, Braden was a member of the Atlanta
Committee for the Olympic Games Press Operations Staff. He served as Interview
Room and Mixed Zone Manager for the Badminton competition held at Georgia State
a collegiate head football coach, Braden received SIAC Coach of the Week Honors
in 1981 at Fisk University. As a collegiate baseball coach Ron coached two NCAA
Champions - Reggie Jackson, Season Strikeout Champ (144 in 84 innings for 15.4
average) at Fisk University in 1981; and Denton Higgins, Triples Champ (10 in
33 games for 0.30 average) at Kentucky State in 1991.
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