Tennessee State Retains Collegiate Consulting to Assist with Women’s Basketball Head Coach Search

NASHVILLE, TN – (April 9, 2024) – Tennessee State University has retained Collegiate Consulting to assist in its Women’s Basketball Head Coach search. Collegiate Consulting will begin the search this week with posting the job description on different platforms and begin discussions with potential candidates. The search is anticipated to conclude in the next two-to-three weeks.


The job description can be found below and interested candidates need to submit their letter of interest, resume and references to bconcatto@collegiateconsulting.com. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.


Tennessee State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Nashville, boasting a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 8,198 students. Tennessee State has 262 student-athletes across 15 Division I programs.   The institution have been a member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1986.



Head Women’s Basketball Coach Job Description:


The head women’s basketball coach is responsible for the development and success of the women’s basketball program. This position develops the culture and determines the selection of student-athletes that are part of the program. This position is also responsible for the creation and teaching of the system that the team will utilize. This position hires and manages the women’s basketball assistant coaches and support staff members. This position serves as an ambassador for the program, the department, and the University as a whole both locally and nationally.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coach and prepare players for competition at the national
  • Motivate and provide guidance and assistance to all members of the
  • Attend practice and intercollegiate
  • Recruit and select new student-athletes whose academic abilities and character are compatible with Tennessee State educational purpose.
  • Assess and ensure the eligibility of the student-athletes in accordance with NCAA, Ohio Valley Conference, and Tennessee State University rules.
  • Assure the continued oversight of academic admissions and performance of student-athletes through to graduation.
  • Prepare a competitive women’s basketball
  • Promote women’s basketball and Tennessee State by working directly with Media Relations, marketing staff, and media where appropriate.
  • Hire, mentor, and supervise women’s basketball assistant coaches and other support staff
  • Work with support staff areas within the Athletics department to ensure the holistic development of each women’s basketball student-athlete.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of coaching women’s basketball experience required (Division 1 preferred)
  • System development and teaching that leads to success on the floor.
  • Recruitment and selection of student-athletes that can be successful at Tennessee State and on the floor nationally.
  • Ability to coach and prepare student-athletes to be competitive at the national level.
  • Values compatible with and supportive of Tennessee State mission as a culturally diverse, University.
  • Proven ability to recruit student-athletes who are successful in the classroom and on the floor.
  • Willingness to market the program within the Tennessee State and Nashville communities, as well as nationally.
  • Interested in the holistic development of young women.
  • Proven ability to develop a successful team culture.
  • Proven ability to develop and teach a system that is successful on the floor.
  • Ability to recruit, develop, manage, and retain coaching and support staff members.
  • Willingness and ability to effectively engage alumni and donors within the program and the University.
  • Desire to be at Tennessee State and buy into the academic and community service at Tennessee State, in addition to the athletics.
  • Proven track record of compliance with NCAA regulations.