July 12, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel announced the hiring of assistant coach Tamisha Augustin on Thursday.
Augustin, 29, is the final hire to Daniel’s staff, joining associate head coach Tony Kemper and assistant coach Caronica Randle. Daniel was named the new Thundering Herd coach on May 29.
“We are excited to have Tamisha become a part of our family,” Daniel said. “Her professionalism as a coach and a player overseas, along with her connections up and down the East Coast and throughout the South make her a great new addition to our program.”
Augustin will join the Herd after spending the past two seasons as an assistant at Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference member South Carolina State.
Prior to South Carolina State, Augustin developed her coaching skills at the high school level, coaching the varsity girls’ team to a 15-11 record at Bethel High School in Hampton, Va., in 2008-09. She also was a cross country assistant coach in 2008-09. Augustin is a 2001 graduate of Bethel, where she played basketball and competed in cross country and track and field.
She also coached boys’ teams at Henry County (Ga.) High School in the 2007-08 season and at Love Joy (Ga.) High School for the 2006-07 season.
She was the head coach for the Georgia Metro Nike Travel Team from 2006-08.
As a shooting guard for Alabama A&M University, Augustin was a two-time All-SWAC selection and a four year-captain.
Her basketball talents took her overseas, playing for the professional club KSC-Szekszard (Hungary) for the 2008-09 season, before an injury interrupted her playing career.
The Hampton, Va., native received her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2005 from Alabama A&M and went on to receive a masters in microbiology in 2007 from A&M.
Augustin furthered her education in 2010, receiving a master’s in education from Regent University in Virginia Beach in 2010 and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in leadership.
"I am very grateful and excited about the opportunity Coach Daniel has given me,” Augustin said. “Marshall University has great history and I would like to continue on that legacy. The direction of the program can only go higher, based on the foundation provided.
“Conference USA is a competitive environment and I look forward to the challenge. I am eager to continue to learn new things in this game I love so much. Coach Daniel has built a staff with a lot of charisma and great character; I believe this will lead to a championship."