Tuskegee University Director of Athletics, Willie Slater has announced the hiring of Trelanne Moore-Powell as the school's new women's head basketball coach. She will officially be introduced at a media press conference Wednesday morning on campus inside Logan Hall.
Moore-Powell succeeds Quacy Barnes-Timmons who left for a position at Indiana State.
Moore comes to Tuskegee after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Mercer University, where she helped lead the team to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Regular Season and Tournament crowns posting a 24-9 overall and 12-2 conference record. She was also a part of assisting the Bears win the 2016-17 and 2015-16 Regular Season Championships.
Before her time at Mercer, Moore-Powell was the head assistant coach at Francis Marion University, a Division II school in Florence, S.C. While at Francis Marion, Moore's duties included player development, recruiting, serving as an academic liaison, film coordination and public relations.
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"We are thrilled that Coach Moore-Powell has accepted our offer to become the new women's basketball head coach at Tuskegee," Slater said. "She had tremendous success as an assistant at Mercer University, where she was able to help them win their league three straight years in a very difficult Southern Conference. Her experience coaching in the NCAA Tournament along with a proven track record as an outstanding recruiter also made this a home run hire.
Before her time at Francis Marion, Moore-Powell spent three years as the head coach at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Ala., where she was named the 2013-14 ACCC Southern Conference Coach of the Year. She guided Chattahoochee Valley to a 2014 ACCC Southern Conference Championship after a second place finish in 2013 and a third place finish in 2012. Additionally, she recruited and guided the development of 2014 ACCC Southern Conference Player of the Year, Braxtyn Talton.