Coach Kelly Finley has announced the promotion of Tamisha Augustin prior to the start of the 2023-24 season. Augustin will now serve as the Associate Head Coach after joining the Florida staff in 2022 as an assistant coach. Tamisha Augustin was a large factor of success in the 2022-23 women’s basketball campaign, helping the Gators grasp the 2023 WNIT quarterfinals in her first season on the Florida coaching staff.
Before coming to Gainesville and making an impact on Gators basketball, Augustin spent 2021-22 in the NBA G-League, serving as an assistant coach on Jason Terry’s staff for the Grand Rapids Gold, the G-League affiliate for the Denver Nuggets. Prior to her stint in the G-League, Tamisha was at Mississippi State serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
Augustin also spent two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Arizona. While in Tucson, Augustin helped guide the Wildcats to the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA championship game in 2021. Before her time in Tucson, Augustin had one-year stints at Cincinnati (2017-18) and Minnesota (2016-17).
At the collegiate level, Augustin’s career began at South Carolina State where she was an assistant coach from 2010-12. Augustin played collegiately at Alabama A&M from 2002-06 and was a two-time All-SWAC shooting guard and a four-time captain.
Augustin graduated from Alabama A&M with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2005. She earned a master’s degree in microbiology there in 2007 and obtained a master’s in education from Regent University in 2010.
Augustin has continued to be an asset to the Gators program and the team is thrilled to have her take on a new role as Associate Head Coach. With the promotion of Tamisha Augustin and hiring of Rhyne Howard, Dan Boice will also get a title change and be promoted to Assistant Coach of the Florida Gators.SEC