Williams Announces Final Additions to Support Staff
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Williams Announces Final Additions to Support Staff

Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University men's basketball head coach Travis Williams announced the final additions to the men's basketball support staff on Wednesday. Miguel Brady, Chuck Davidson, Gus Fraley and Josh Cooperwood join the Big Blue staff this season.

"I think it is very important to have a good support staff," said Williams, who is entering his first season as the Tigers head coach. "I am excited to add these outstanding individuals. They are vital to the success of the program." 

Brady, a 2012 graduate of Tennessee State, has been the video coordinator for the TSU men's basketball program since 2007. This year, the Nashville native transitions to the role of Director of Basketball and Video Operations.

In this capacity, Brady will oversee aspects of the men's basketball program's administrative duties as well as team travel, academic progress, on-campus recruiting, film editing, and summer camps.

Davidson is the Assistant Director of Basketball and Video Operations. He will assist Brady with all aspects of team travel, academic progress, on-campus recruiting, film editing and summer camps.  

For the past two year, Davidson worked at Baylor as a graduate student. His daily job requirements included checking classes, assisting in practice, editing film, and aiding assistant coaches with scouting reports.

Davidson is a 2009 graduate of Roger Williams University, while he completed his master's degree from Baylor this spring.

Fraley joins TSU after spending the past four seasons as the assistant boy's basketball coach at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina.

A native of Lincoln County, Tenn., Fraley will be TSU's Director of Player Personnel, making sure that all of the men's basketball student-athletes are progressing in the classroom as well as making progress in the weight room. Fraley graduated from the University of North Carolina in June 2011.

Cooperwood returns to TSU as a student assistant coach after spending the past eight seasons as a professional athlete overseas. Cooperwood was a star for the Tigers' men's basketball program from 2001 until 2003. He then launched his professional career with the Windsor Drive in Canada.

From there, Cooperwood played with 11 different teams before ending his professional career with the Saba Caspian Meher in Iran.  He averaged 17.1 points, 5.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in his final professional season.

Cooperwood will provide valuable insight to the current Tigers after spending four seasons as a collegiate athlete.