Tracey Braden Resigns as Sewanee Head Women’s Basketball Coach

The University of the South Department of Athletics has announced on Thursday that Tracey Braden will resign as head women’s basketball coach. 

Recording a 39-62 overall record at Sewanee, she finishes fourth all-time in wins in program history. Additionally, she has coached 10 All-Conference honorees and 32 selections to the league’s Academic Honor Roll in five seasons with the Tigers. 

During the 2019-20 campaign, Sewanee secured a three-game winning streak for the second time in the Southern Athletic Association era. The Purple Tigers defeated Hendrix, Millsaps and Birmingham-Southern from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 2020. 

“Tracey has made a tremendous impact on the lives of many Sewanee student-athletes during her time here on the mountain. She is an educator first, a hands-on coach that instructs far beyond the X’s and O’s of the game, and has also positively influenced the university in her administrative roles. Tracey’s easy smile and can-do attitude will be missed in our department, but we know the seeds she planted through her countless interactions with hundreds of students will continue to grow and prosper beyond the gates of Sewanee for years to come,” said Director of Athletics John Shackelford.

In addition to her duties on the court, Braden also served as Assistant Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator, primarily responsible for physical education classes for the college. Additionally, she served as the SAA  liaison for the Sports Information Directors Council.

Sewanee will begin a national search for its 13th head women’s basketball coach immediately.