Tuafama Reilly was named Compliance Coordinator for the Tennessee State University athletics department in 2008. Reilly manages the compliance website and the in-house integrated database, handles rules and education interpretation and assists with monitoring recruiting activities as well as other duties within the department. She also serves as an assistant coach for volleyball.
Reilly served as an intern in the compliance office during the 2007-08 academic year after coming to Tennessee State as a graduate assistant for volleyball in 2006.
She came to Tennessee State from North Carolina A&T, where she was an assistant volleyball coach. During that stint, she assisted with practice, individual workouts and trained setters. She managed areas such as the budget, inventory, academic support and recruiting while coordinating travel arrangements and the spring tournaments.
A stellar collegiate athlete, Reilly began her playing career at Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State University- West Plains). She helped guide her team to its first Region 16 Championship and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Nationals appearance in school history. A two-time All-Region 16 selection, Reilly guided her team to two Region 16 titles and two NJCAA National appearances.
After graduating from Junior College, she continued her career at North Carolina A&T State University. She was a two-time All-MEAC selection and helped the Lady Aggies to two consecutive 20-plus win seasons for the first time in school history. Reilly ranked among the MEAC top 20 in kills, assists, blocks and aces for two years.
A native of Killeen, Texas, Reilly obtained a bachelor's degree in Fitness & Wellness management from NC A&T in 2004 and a master's degree in Sports Administration from Tennessee State in 2008.
She has two children, Sagaia (6) and Jakai (2).