Tammy Bagby joined the Tennessee State University women's basketball staff as an assistant coach in July 2007. In addition to being the academic liaison, she will be responsible for recruiting, perimeter development and team travel.
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.
bagby has over ten years of coaching experience. Prior to Bagby's tenure 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 asisted Brown for seven years with the women's basketball team at Clark Atlanta University. She helped the Lady Panthers win a SIAC. 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 gained valuable experience from five-time Olympian Theresa Edwards.
Bagby moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to work on the movie "Juwanna Mann" as the Basketball Technician Consultant before traveling overseas to Kosice, Slavokia and the Czech Republic to compete. While overseas, she coached girls 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.