Tuskegee University head women's basketball coach Quacy Barnes-Timmons has announced that she is leaving her position and accepting a position as an assistant at Indiana State University, an NCAA Division I institution and member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC).
Barnes-Timmons just completed her third year at Tuskegee, after being named the head coach of the program on May 4, 2015. This season was highlighted with the team's overall GPA (3.8), the highest among all revenue generating sports. The team finished with an overall record of 6-21.
Barnes-Timmons came to Tuskegee following a successful three-year stint at Peach Belt Conference foe, Columbus State University where she helped lead the Lady Cougars to a 68-21 record during that span.
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"I am extremely grateful for the support granted by Interim-President Dr. Charlotte Morris, Athletics Director Willie Slater and all of my colleagues during my time at Tuskegee University", Quacy Barnes-Timmons stated. I am excited to step into my new role at Indiana State University," she continued. "I am appreciative for the experiences Tuskegee provided me and helped prepare me for this next step in my career. Lastly, I will miss the young ladies that I left behind at TU and the lifelong relationships I was able to build over the last three seasons".
"Quacy and I have known each other for quite a few years," ISU head coach Vicki Hall said of her newest assistant coach. "She is a tremendous worker, has an excellent knowledge of the game and is great at individual development. She will be a good role model for our players. I am very excited for her to be here."
Hall and Barnes-Timmons have followed similar career paths, both playing professional basketball in the WNBA and overseas before making their way into the coaching ranks. No stranger to the Midwest, Barnes-Timmons is an Indiana University graduate that became the first Hoosier player ever to be selected in the WNBA Draft.