Friday, July 20, 2007
NASHVILLE--- On Monday, July 2nd, Tammy A. Bagby officially joined the Tennessee State University women's basketball program to serve as an assistant coach under head coach Tracee Jones. "I am so excited and humble that coach Jones chose me to be apart of the Lady Tiger family," commented Bagby, "Coach Jones and the staff have laid a solid foundation and I feel she has allowed me to join the coaching staff to help engineer a successful game plan on and off the court" Bagby, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, joins the Lady Tiger program after a two year stint as the head coach of the girl's basketball and track teams at her high school alma mater, Tulsa Central High. While in Oklahoma, Bagby also worked with the NBA Developmental League as a coach and evaluator for the Tulsa 66ERS. She earned a spot and was the only woman to work the tryout camps for the NBA/D-League. Prior to Bagby's tenure as at Tulsa Central High, she worked as an assistant women's basketball coach under head coach Angeleyne Brown at Morgan State University for three seasons. She also served under coach Brown on the women's basketball staff at Clark-Atlanta University for seven years (1994-01). She helped the Lady Panthers win an S.I.A.C. Championship and helped produce an All-American guard, a conference assist leader, and a shooting guard who reached the 1,000 point club. While serving on the women's basketball staff at Clark-Atlanta University, Bagby was a practice player for the American Basketball League (ABL) with the Atlanta Glory. She had the opportunity to attend the ABL Combine and gain valuable experience from five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards. Bagby briefly lived in Charlotte, North Carolina to work on the movie "Juwanna Mann" as the Basketball Technical Consultant before traveling overseas to Kosice, Slavokia and the Czech Republic to compete. While overseas, she coached girl's basketball during the summers with the People to People Sports Ambassadors in France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, and Holland. Bagby was a four-year letter winner at Langston University where she received her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood. Bagby has raised two of her nephews; one is an entrepreneur and the other is a junior at Livingstone College in North Carolina.