Tamisha Augustin, a Bethel High graduate, was named an assistant coach for the VCU Rams' women's basketball team. She will serve on the staff of Marlene Stollings.
“She is a proven recruiter who is known for attracting top talent in our region,” Stollings said on VCUathletics.com. "Coach Tamisha's interpersonal skills and personality will be key assets in recruiting, developing our young Rams and being a positive force for VCU.”
Augustin was an assistant at Marshall in 2012-13, and she spent two years as an aide at South Carolina State before that. She also has coached plenty of AAU and high school basketball, including as head coach during a 15-victory season for Bethel in 2008-09.
From 2006-08, Augustin served as head coach for the Georgia Metro Nike travel team, while also coaching boys at Henry County (Ga.) High in 2007-08 and at Love Joy (Ga.) High from 2006-07. During her time as an AAU coach, she developed 12 athletes that went on to play Division I basketball.
“I am very excited about the opportunity that Coach Stollings has extended to me,” Augustin said on VCUathletics.com. “The staff here at VCU has a dynamic background and are proven winners. Coach Stollings is very passionate and has exemplified her hard work on her journey to winning championships.”
After starring as a player for Bethel, Augustin played for four years for Alabama A&M, twice earning All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 2005 and a master's in microbiology in ’07. She became the first American to play for Hungarian pro club KSC-Szekszard during the 2008-09 season before an injury halted her playing career.
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