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TUSKEGEE, Ala. | Tuskegee University athletic director Curtis Campbell has announced the hiring of former Columbus State University assistant, Quacy Barnes-Timmons, as the program's new head women's basketball coach.tusk quacy barnes timmonsBarnes-Timmons

"Quacy brings with her a deep knowledge of the game of the basketball," Campbell said. "Couple that with the recruiting experience she brings to the table, and those are valuable resources for our basketball program. She has worked with some great coaches in the past, that along with her playing experience at different levels, give us something special here at Tuskegee. She is just what the doctor ordered to get our program headed in the direction of competing in the SIAC, and is coming in ready to hit the ground running. We are excited that she is here to lead the women's basketball program at Tuskegee University."

Barnes-Timmons comes to Tuskegee following a successful three-year stint at Peach Belt Conference and fellow NCAA Division II member, Columbus State University where she helped lead the Lady Cougars to a 68-21 record during that span.

"I am excited about the opportunity to come to an institution that is rich in history like Tuskegee," Barnes-Timmons said. "I am grateful for the opportunity afforded me by the administration to restore the tradition that is Tuskegee women's basketball."

In her three seasons at Columbus State, she helped coach on All-America, two All-Region selections and six All-Peach Belt Conference players. She also helped coach a Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. In her final season as an assistant at Columbus State, Barnes-Timmons helped lead the Cougars to a 31-2 record and a national ranking as high as third in country; along with the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament championship.

Prior to Columbus State, Barnes-Timmons spent six seasons at Eastern Illinois, competing in the Ohio Valley Conference. During her time with the Panthers, the team posted 116 victories and a regular season OVC championship in 2009-10. The team also won 84 games from 2007 to 2011, the most by any Eastern Illinois team in a four-year period since the school transitioned to NCAA Division I. During her stint with Eastern Illinois, Barnes-Timmons coached 16 all-conference selections, as well as three Freshman of the Year award winners and two Defensive Player of the Year winners.

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