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Tuesday, October 22, 2002
NASHVILLE --- Tracee Jones, a former standout student-athlete for Tennessee State University, has returned to her alma mater as a women’s assistant basketball coach. Jones played for the Lady Tiger basketball team from 1994-98. She returns to TSU from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she served as the recruiting coordinator and top assistant coach on the staff last season. “Tracee will strengthen our recruiting efforts and brings a lot of creativity and energy to our staff,” said TSU head coach Valencia Jordan. “It is good to have one our own rejoin our program. She has been here and knows what to expect on the professional end and how to get our student-athletes on the right page.” A native of Belleville, Ill., in suburban St. Louis, Jones was a three-sport star at Althoff Catholic High School. At TSU, she was a member of the Lady Tiger team that claimed its second Ohio Valley Conference title. She was a two-year starter. Tracee was a Dean’s List sudent and was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She received both the Sheila Jackson Dedication Award and Civitan Sportsmanship Award. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her degree in English and also obtained her teaching certificate. Following graduation, she began her college coaching career at Chicago State, first as a graduate assistant before moving into a full-time position. She was at CSU from 1999-2001 before moving to Wright State. “It is exciting to be back at TSU and to be recognized on campus and in the community as a former Lady Tiger,” said Jones. “I am looking forward to helping to restore the winning tradition that was begun and help instill the pride of being a Lady Tiger. Jones joins Felicia Sweatt as a full-time assistant coach for the Lady Tigers. ###