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Mark Pittman
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Mark Pittman
Mark Pittman joined the Tennessee State basketball program in 2001, reuniting him with head coach Cy Alexander.  Pittman is a native of Chicago, IL. Pittman was named Interim Head Coach on February 6, 2009 to complete the TSU 2008-09 basketball season.

Pittman served previously as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator to under Alexander at South Carolina State from 1989-92.

A 1977 graduate of Illinois, Pittman is a veteran of both the collegiate and high school coaching ranks. Along with his tenure at South Carolina State, he was an assistant and recruiting coordinator at Cincinnati from 1983-89. He was an administrative assistant at Jacksonville University (1998-2001) and worked as an assistant coach at Florida Community College (1996-98). He also served as both a graduate assistant and student assistant basketball coach at Illinois.

Pittman comes to Tennessee State after serving as basketball coach and assistant principal at Middleburg High School. He was head basketball coach and director of athletics at Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Fla. He also was head coach at Waterman (Ill.) High and served as assistant coach at Rich Central High after graduating from Illinois.


He is a member of several professional organizations including the Florida Basketball Coaches and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He has held positions on the NABC Planning Committee and NABC Assistant Coaches Committee. He has authored several articles that have been in various publications.
 
Pittman is a native of Chicago, Ill. He and his wife Jill, they have four children, Cameron, Max. Thomas and Andrew.