• Today
    Tougaloo at
    (8) 8
    LeMoyne-Owen College
    6
  • Today
    Tougaloo at
    2
    LeMoyne-Owen College
    14
  • Yesterday
    Tougaloo at
    3
    Miles College
    2
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    Tougaloo at
    9
    Miles College
    10
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    Talladega at
    11
    Mobile
    9
  • Yesterday
    Tougaloo at
    71
    Stillman College
    100
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    Xavier at
    74
    Dillard
    87
    Bleu Devil Classic
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    Talladega at
    89
    SUNO
    70
  • Yesterday
    Tougaloo at
    49
    Stillman College
    85
  • Yesterday
    Xavier at
    64
    Dillard
    69
    Bleu Devil Classic
  • Yesterday
    Edward Waters at
    66
    Voorhees College
    56
  • Yesterday
    Talladega at
    70
    SUNO
    62
  • Yesterday
    Talladega at
    9
    Blue Mountain College
    8
    Blue Mountain Tournament Feb. 17-18
  • Yesterday
    Talladega at
    1
    Lyon College
    16
    Blue Mountain Tournament Feb. 17-18
  • Friday, Feb 17
    Talladega vs
    0
    Blue Mountain College
    5
    Blue Mountain Tournament Feb. 17-18
  • Friday, Feb 17
    Talladega at
    2
    Lyon College
    8
    Blue Mountain Tournament Feb. 17-18
  • Today
    Xavier at
    0
    Georgia Gwinnett College
    5
    Grizzly Invitational, Lawrenceville, Ga. . . . 10 a.m. EST
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    Xavier at
    5
    Emory University
    4
    Emory ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III
  • Friday, Feb 17
    Keiser University vs
    2
    Xavier
    5
    Grizzly Invitational, Lawrenceville, Ga. . . . 11 a.m. EST
  • Friday, Feb 17
    University of the Cumberlands vs
    1
    Xavier
    6
    Grizzly Invitational, Lawrenceville, Ga. . . . 5 p.m. EST
  • Today
    Xavier at
    0
    Georgia Gwinnett College
    5
    Grizzly Invitational, Lawrenceville, Ga. . . . 10 a.m. EST
  • Yesterday
    Indiana Wesleyan University vs
    4
    Xavier
    5
    Grizzly Invitational, Lawrenceville, Ga. . . . 5 p.m. EST
  • Friday, Feb 17
    Keiser University vs
    5
    Xavier
    2
    Grizzly Invitational, Lawrenceville, Ga. . . . 11 a.m. EST
  • Friday, Feb 17
    University of the Cumberlands vs
    3
    Xavier
    5
    Grizzly Invitational, Lawrenceville, Ga. . . . 5 p.m. EST
GCAC - Wed, Jun. 27, 2012

Tougaloo, MS-The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) recently announced its 2012 Athletic Director of the Year.  Dr. James C. Coleman, Athletic Director at Tougaloo College, received this prestigious honor voted on by his fellow ADs.

Coleman, a 1961 graduate of Tougaloo College, will be celebrating 50 years of service as a longtime educator and administrator this year.  Coleman began his journey in athletics as a coach and moved up to athletic director after serving in several other positions like sports information director and athletic trainer.  After countless years in athletics, Coleman moved from athletics to take on other administrative duties.  In 2005, Coleman accepted the position again.  Under his leadership, the athletics department has soared to unexpected heights.

 

After accepting the job, one of Coleman first assignments was hiring head men's basketball coach Lafayette Stribling.  Since hiring Stribling, the men's basketball program has brought home 4 regular season championships and 1 tournament championship.  They have also been to the national tournament 5 out of the last 6 years, including 2 trips to the "Sweet Sixteen."  Also under the leadership of Dr. Coleman, the program has brought international athletes, a new volleyball program, and a growing women's basketball and baseball program.

 

Coleman brought a women's volleyball program to Tougaloo in 2011.  In only their second season, the Lady Bulldogs volleyball team finished 5th with a conference record of 5-5.  Head Coach, Shandrea Taylor, received GCAC Coach of the Year and two players were on the All-Conference Team.  In 2005, Coleman was honored for his longtime success in athletics with the naming of the outdoor athletic complex the Dr. James C. Coleman Athletic Complex, which includes the baseball field.

 

After receiving his bachelor's degree from Tougaloo, Coleman also received a master's degree from Tennessee State University and a doctorate of education from the University of Mississippi.  Coleman is married to Dr. Marilyn Houston-Coleman and is the father of five children, all of whom graduated from Tougaloo College.