Whaley-Briggs named Assistant WBB Coach at Tarleton State

Head coach Bill Brock has finalized his coaching staff for his first season at the helm of Tarleton Women’s Basketball, hiring Monique Whaley-Briggs as an assistant coach, the team announced.
Whaley-Briggs joins assistant coaches Larry Tidwell and Geoff Golden on the bench for the purple and white, with Ashleigh DeBoue serving as director of basketball operations.
“We are excited that Monique has decided to join our staff at Tarleton,” Brock said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge in numerous areas that will help us build and develop our program. Our players will definitely benefit from the energy, enthusiasm and passion that Mo brings everyday for the game of basketball.”
Whaley-Briggs arrives in Stephenville after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Cochise College (2021-23) and UTSA (2020-21).
“Every day is a great day to be a Texan and I am honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to spend my days here at Tarleton amongst a great staff with bounds of experience and knowledge,” Whaley-Briggs said. “I want to thank Coach Brock for presenting me the opportunity to work alongside him and our amazing staff. He is a winner with high character and integrity. I couldn’t ask for a better leader. I am excited to get to work and wake up every day ready to serve the Tarleton community. Go Texans!”
This past season, Whaley-Briggs helped lead the Apaches to a 28-6 overall record, including a 19-3 spot in conference play. Cochise College advanced to the district championship game, then  upset No. 10 Collin College in the opening round of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball National Tournament, who entered the game at 29-2. Whaley-Briggs coached a NJCAA All-American and the Region 1 Player of the Year last season.
Before her coaching career began, Whaley-Briggs was a graduate assistant at Texas Tech from 2018-20 and played five seasons at North Carolina Central from 2012-17. The Philadelphia native earned her master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in educational leadership and mass communications. Her undergraduate degree field was in athletic training.


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