ATLANTA, GA – June 19, 2019 – Clark Atlanta University Athletics Director J. Lin Dawson has announced the promotion of Tony Bailey to head coach of the Lady Panthers women's basketball team. Bailey had been an assistant coach for the past two seasons.
Bailey, a native of Villa Rica, Ga., was the assistant to Yolanda Moore during a period where the two led the Lady Panthers to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and an NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament appearance.
"Moore’s departure attracted 70-plus resumes for the head coaching position from some of the best and brightest, established and upcoming coaches in America, from all three NCAA divisions", Dawson said.
Before coming to Clark Atlanta, Bailey spent three seasons as an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of West Georgia.
“During the last two years, I had the opportunity to work with and observe Coach Bailey in a variety of situations,” Dawson said. “He is conscientious, consistent, passionate, dedicated. I find in him the leadership attributes and behaviors that aligns with three Athletics priorities: 1) winning championships; 2) graduating student-athletes; and 3) developing leaders.
“I look forward to seeing Coach Bailey develop the Lady Panthers women’s basketball program into a highly-ranked, nationally-competitive program,” he said.