TSU Women's Hoops Coach Inks Contract Extension
Monday, August 3, 2009
Nashville, Tenn. --- Tennessee State University women’s basketball coach Tracee Wells has signed a contract extension. The deal adds five years from her previous contract and runs through the 2014-15 season.

Wells, the 2008 OVC Coach of the Year, led the Lady Tigers to an 18-13 mark in 2008-09, marking the program's first winning season since the 1994-95 campaign.

The Lady Tigers also notched a 13-5 conference mark, the best OVC record since the 1993-94 season. This record led to TSU securing a third place finish in the league and hosting round one of the OVC tournament for the first time in school history. 

The 2008-09 campaign was a season of history making accomplishments as TSU advanced to the OVC semifinals game for the first time since the 1998-99 season. The Lady Tigers were ranked in the top 10 nationally for most of the season in turnover margin and finished the campaign leading the OVC in steals.

Additionally, TSU had three players to receive All-OVC honors. Seniors Kendra Appling and Tiffany Jackson were named to the All-OVC first and second teams, respectively while sophomore Jasmine Smith made the All-Newcomer team.

“We are pleased to have come to an agreement with Coach Wells on extending her employment contract,” commented athletic director Teresa Phillips. “Coach Wells is one of the young, bright and ambitious coaches in women’s basketball, and we think she will continue to build a successful program here at TSU. “