Jaye Nayreau Named TSU Women's Basketball Assistant Coach
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Jaye Nayreau Named TSU Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

NASHVILLE —- Tennessee State University Women’s basketball head coach Ty Evans announced the addition of assistant coach Jaye Nayreau to the Lady Tiger staff.

Nayreau comes to Tennessee State after a stint at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla.

"Jaye brings a diverse set of experiences and skills that will prove to be beneficial to our program, commented head coach Ty Evans.  “He has coached both at the junior college and Division 1 level and has the reputation of a tireless recruiter who is organized, innovative, and efficient in his approach.  Skill development will be an essential component of our program and he will implement a system based on fundamentals that will enhance the product that we put on the floor."

Prior to joining the staff at FAMU, Nayreau served as the assistant coach of the Trinity Valley Community College women’s basketball program.

While at Trinity Valley, Nayreau’s responsibilities included all aspects of recruiting, on-floor coaching, player and skill development, opposition scouting and film breakdown, team academic guidance, assisting in community service outreach, and Lady Cardinals basketball camps. 

“I am elated for this opportunity to work at Tennessee State University,” said Nayreau. “It is an honor to be entrusted to serve alongside those you respect and admire. I am deeply invested in Coach Evans’ vision for the direction of the women’s basketball program, as well as our ability to establish an outstanding culture and accomplish ours goals. I believe in what we are working  towards...what we are working for...and as importantly, who we are working with!”

Before his stop at Trinity Valley, Nayreau spent two seasons coaching high school boys’ basketball at Osbourn Park in Manassas, Va. His duties included being the head coach for the junior varsity and freshman boys’ teams while also assisting the varsity program in the day-to-day operations.

Nayreau has more than 10 years of collegiate coaching experience. He was an assistant coach at Texas Southern University from 2013-2015. During that time, he served as the recruiting coordinator and supervised the organization and execution of all student-athlete recruitment. His other duties included player development, opponent scouting, academic counseling, team travel and meals, and NCAA compliance liaison. The impact of his efforts led to back-to-back postseason appearances in the WNIT, along with a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship. 

Preceding his days at Texas Southern and Osbourn Park HS, Nayreau established himself as a recruiter and player/skills developer. He made professional stops at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette (2010-2012), University of Southern Mississippi (2009-2010), and Stephen F. Austin (2007-2009).

Nayreau began his coaching career as an assistant at Dodge City Community College (2005-2007). He transitioned into this role shortly after a year as the Graduate Assistant manager for the women’s basketball team at Saint Louis University (2004-2005).

A native of Houston, Texas, Nayreau earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Sam Houston state in 2002.