Tubner resigns as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Indiana State

Indiana State Women’s Basketball head coach Vicki Hall has announced that Roman Tubner has resigned from his position as an assistant coach due to personal reasons.

“I want to thank coach Tubner for his hard work here at Indiana State,” Hall said. “He did a great job recruiting for us and we will miss his dedication to our program. We will always wish him the best.”

Tubner joined the women’s basketball program in April 2018 and was entering his second season with the team.

Tubner was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association 30 Under list for the 2018-19 season. The WBCA Thirty Under 30 program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each honoree has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner, and attitude and professional association involvement.

Tubner, in his first season at Indiana State, helped coordinate one of the best recruiting classes in the region and Missouri Valley Conference with seven signees headed to the school’s Terre Haute campus in the fall. That signing class received honorable mention honors from the Blue Star Report and was the only Valley recruiting class to receive mention from the Blue Star Report.

The Sycamores, in 2018-19, averaged more points per game (62.3) and had a higher field goal percentage (.379) than any ISU team in the last five years and posted a better mark from 3-point range (.335) than any other team in the last seven years.

While at Austin Peay, Tubner helped lead the Governors to their most wins in a decade while working primarily with the post players. Under his guidance, Austin Peay seamlessly worked role players into the front court starting lineup, with Brianne Alexander garnering first all-conference honors after averaging 11.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He also coached sophomore Arielle Gonzalez-Varner to an average of 9.6 rebounds per game over the Govs’ final seven games of the season.

Tubner joined the Governors after previously serving as the only assistant coach at Arkansas Tech since 2014. In that time span, he helped guide the Golden Suns to a three-year record of 73-19 which included two Great American Conference regular season championships and three appearances in the Division II NCAA Tournament.

Prior to Arkansas Tech, Tubner started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Arkansas-Monticello and was later promoted to assistant coach. While at UAM, the team had a 21-win season in 2011-12 and he coached three NCAA DII All-Americans.

In addition, Tubner has proven to be top-notch recruiter, highlighted by bringing former JUCO Player of the Year finalist Fatima Adams to Arkansas Tech. Adams went on to have a celebrated career – a two-time All-American selection, Division II National Player of the Year runner-up, Central Region Player of the Year and GAC Player of the Year – while averaging 22.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

As a player, Tubner was a two-year starter and team captain at Centenary College of Louisiana where he averaged nine points per game over the course of his career. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology while there before graduating from Monticello with Master’s degree in physical education and coaching.

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