USC Upstate women’s basketball coach Tammy George resigns

University of South Carolina Upstate women’s basketball coach Tammy George has resigned her position with the University.  George led the Spartans for 15 seasons.

“I am very thankful for my time at Upstate. I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of great people and student-athletes over the years.  I am left with many great memories. It has been a privilege to lead the women’s basketball program the past 15 years,” said George.

“Tammy has served this University in a first class manner and worked tirelessly as an ambassador for the women’s basketball program for 15 years.  She helped navigate our program through the challenging transition from Division II to Division I, and later from the ASUN to the Big South Conference, providing needed stability for over a decade.   Tammy has left an indelible mark on our women’s basketball program and hundreds of student-athletes, and the future is bright because of the foundation she helped build.  We wish Tammy nothing but the best in the future,” said Feig.

George began her tenure at Upstate in 2005-06 as a member of the Division II Peach Belt Conference.  The Spartans joined the ASUN Conference in 2007-08 and just completed its second season as a member of the Big South Conference.  George departs USC Upstate as the program’s all-time leader in coaching victories with 193.   Under George’s direction, The Spartans posted two 20-win seasons (2009-10, 2015-16) and earned three postseason appearances, participating in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) in 2011, 2014 and advancing to the semifinals in 2016.

Assistant coach Darian Riley has been named interim head coach.  A national search for the next leader of Upstate’s women’s basketball program is underway.

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