FORMER STANDOUT ASSUMES FULL-TIME WOMEN'S BASKETBALL POSITION
NASHVILLE---Tamara Washington officially moved into the position of a full-time assistant coach for the Tennessee State University women's basketball team on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 according to head coach Tracee Jones. Washington first joined the TSU program as a freshman in 1997, when she was teammates with then senior captain and now head coach Tracee Jones. In 2006, she returned to her alma mater to serve as a graduate assistant coach for women's basketball after spending three years as the head coach for Whites Creek High School in Nashville, Tennessee. Under Washington's leadership, Whites Creek won the Region Six Championship in 2006. Her team also had two consecutive second place finishes, one tournament and one regular season, in District 12AAA (2005, 2006). During her matriculation at Tennessee State, Washington was an outstanding student in the classroom as well as on the court. A three-year letter winner, Washington landed in the top ten on five of the Lady Tiger Career Leader categories, scoring, field goal percentage, made field goals, attempted field goals, and rebounds. She scored 1,017 career points and pulled down 550 rebounds as a Lady Tiger. Washington graduated magna cum laude from Tennessee State University in 2001 with a bachelors of science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with certification to teach. Washington received her Masters of Arts in Education from Tennessee State in 2003.