TSU Men's Basketball Adds Asa Duvall to Staff
Thursday, January 2, 2020
TSU Men's Basketball Adds Asa Duvall to Staff

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball program announced the addition of Nashville-native Asa Duvall to its staff. Head coach Brian “Penny” Collins hired Duvall to serve as the video coordinator for the Tigers.

“I’ve known Asa Duvall for a very long time,” said Collins. “I remember training him when he was 8-years-old, and it’s been really cool to see his career blossom. He had a good career at Lipscomb where he played for a great coach in Casey Alexander, who is now the head coach at Belmont, and for the legendary Coach King at Brentwood High School. He’s been around a lot of good basketball.”

“He recently received his first assistant coaching opportunity at Cincinnati Christian,” explained Collins. “Unfortunately, the school and athletic department shut down, which allowed him to come back home, giving me the opportunity to offer another close family member a chance to continue his career at Tennessee State. He is coming here as a volunteer assistant under the role of video coordinator. With his experience as a former player and short time as a coach, he will be able to give us insightful information and data to help us continue to improve our men’s basketball program. I’m very excited to work with Asa.”

Duvall arrives at Tennessee State after serving a short stint as the assistant at Cincinnati Christian after graduating from Lipscomb with a bachelor’s of science in corporate business.

Duvall attended Lipscomb University where he saw action in 60 contests as a reserve, leading the team in assist to turnover ratio as a sophomore and earned academic accolades as an ASUN Conference Scholar. In his final year in purple and gold, Duvall assisted the team in its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Prior to playing for the Bisons, Duvall prepped at Hargrave Military Academy where he averaged 17.4 points, 5.2 assists per game as the point guard. He led Hargrave to a 32-8 record and No. 2 national ranking among postgraduate programs. Duvall left Hargrace as the 15th best player in the state of Virginia and 74th shooting guard in the nation.

As a Nashville native, Duvall attended Brentwood High School where he helped the team reach the TSSAA final four for the first time in school history. His efforts earned him a McDonalds High School All-American nomination, averaging 14 points for BHS.