Men's Basketball Coach NamedBrandon Tatum will lead Panthers in 2009-10 season
York College athletic director Jared Stark announced Thursday the hiring of new head men’s basketball coach Brandon Tatum. Tatum’s resume is full of valuable experience having most recently served as an assistant on the staff at NCAA Division II Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, and also as the head basketball coach and teacher at Abilene Christian High School.
“I’m extremely excited to hire someone as talented as Brandon on the front end of what I think will be an incredible coaching career in basketball,” said Stark. “We feel we’re getting a solid person with a variety of experience as a mentor and educator. The influence he will have on student-athletes to be faithful examples on our campus and in the community is key to what YC Athletics hopes to accomplish.”
Aside from his embracing York College’s mission, Tatum brings a wealth of experience as a competitor. He was the Male Student-Athlete of the Year as a high school senior at Brentwood Christian Academy in Austin, Texas, and then continued his basketball career at ACU.
Tatum received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Text from Abilene and is working towards a Masters degree in Liberal Arts with degree emphases in Sports Administration, Higher Education and Communications. Besides his teaching and coaching duties at Abilene Christian H.S., he also served as the school’s campus minister and enjoys speaking at clinics, camps, and seminars.
Presently, the new head coach is gearing up for the recruiting trail in his home state as he prepares for his inaugural season in Nebraska. The life-long Texan will make his way north to York sometime in early April to begin working with the student-athletes who are currently part of the men’s basketball program and to continue recruiting for the fall semester.