NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State volleyball Head Coach Donika Sutton rounds out her coaching staff with the addition of Tatiana Booth as an Assistant Coach. The Commerce, Texas native arrives at TSU after serving as the head coach for Cameron University for the last two seasons.
Prior to her time in Lawton, Oklahoma, Booth spent four seasons at Vernon College, one season as an assistant before being promoted to head coach.
"The decision to add Tatiana to Tiger Volleyball just felt right," said Sutton. "She had all the qualities that we were looking for with the experience to match. Tatiana is passionate, motivated and carries herself with the highest degree of integrity. She also seemed to be aligned with the evolving culture that I am creating here. Her passion for recruiting, training and developing the student-athletes will be instrumental in moving this program forward. She will be a wonderful representative of Tiger Volleyball, our institution, Athletics, and our community. We are thrilled to welcome Tatiana to our Big Blue family and Nashville."
Booth joins Vicmari Prospero as an assistant coach for Sutton's staff.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this program and to help continue the growth that’s already in place," said Booth. "When getting to know Coach Sutton, I realized we shared a lot of core values, coaching philosophies, and desire to be a positive role model for young women. I’m ready to dive in and add value wherever is need, and am beyond thankful for this opportunity!”
In her first season, the CU Aggies finished fourth in the Lone Star Conference and ranked 17th nationally in blocks per set. In year two, Booth coached two players to LSC honorable mention and one to the All-Academic Team.
Before Cameron, Booth spent four seasons at Vernon College where she compiled a 76-40 record. Her 2016 team went 27-12, 7-5 in conference play qualifying the team for an appearance at the NJCAA Region V North Volleyball Tournament. During her three seasons at VC, she helped her teams finish as one of the top junior college teams in kills and blocks, while helping each of her sophomores move on to four year institutions.
Booth was a two-time All-Great American Conference member at East Central Oklahoma while also earning GAC All-Acadmic team accolades. Booth is listed in the top-10 in the GAC record books in career attack percentage and postseason attack percentage.
Booth earned her bachelor’s degree in 2012 in history from East Central Oklahoma and then earned a master's degree in sports administration while serving as the graduate assistant for ECU volleyball.