Tiara Malcom

Last updated
Tiara Malcom
Sport(s) Women's basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team FIU
Conference C-USA
Record 13–45 (.224)
Biographical details
Born (1983-01-24) January 24, 1983 (age 35)
Camp Springs, Maryland
Playing career
2001–2005 Delaware
2005–2006 GDESSA Barreiro
Position(s) Forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2006–2015 Delaware (asst.)
2015–2016 FIU (asst.)
2016–present FIU
Head coaching record
Overall 13–45 (.224)

Tiara Patryce Malcom (born January 24, 1983) [1] is an American college basketball coach who is currently head women's basketball coach at FIU.

FIU Panthers womens basketball college level womens basketball team

The FIU Panthers women's basketball team represents Florida International University in women's basketball. The school competes in Conference USA in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Panthers play home basketball games at FIU Arena in University Park, Florida.

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Early life and playing career

After graduating from Caravel Academy in Wilmington, Delaware in 2001, Malcom attended the University of Delaware and played at forward for the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens for four years under head coach Tina Martin. As a senior, Malcom was one of three team captains. [1] Malcom averaged 16.4 points and 6.7 rebounds in her senior year of 2004–05 and helped Delaware make the WNIT. [2]

Wilmington, Delaware Largest city in Delaware

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University of Delaware American university

The University of Delaware is a public research university located in Newark, Delaware. University of Delaware is the largest university in Delaware. UD currently offers more than 135 undergraduate degrees. At the graduate level, it offers 67 doctoral, 142 master’s degree programs, 14 dual degrees, 15 interdisciplinary programs, 12 on-line programs, and 28 certificate programs across its seven colleges and more than 82 research centers and institutes. UD is one of the top 100 institutions for federal obligations in science and engineering and interdisciplinary initiatives in energy science and policy, the environment, and in human health. The main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown. It is considered a large institution with approximately 18,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. UD is a privately governed university which receives public funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and urban-grant state-supported research institution.

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Malcom, who completed a bachelor's degree in family and community services in 2005, and a Master's in Higher Education Administration in 2011, [1] played one year of professional basketball for GDESSA, a team in the Portuguese Liga Feminina de Basquetebol located in Barreiro. [3]

The Liga Feminina de Basquetebol (LFB) is the premier women's basketball league in Portugal. Founded in 1955, it has been carried out every year since 1959. Currently the LFB is granted two spots in the FIBA Eurocup.

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Coaching career

Malcom returned to the University of Delaware in 2006 to become an assistant coach on Martin's staff. In nine seasons as an assistant coach, Malcom helped Delaware reach a 36–0 record in CAA play in the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons combined. The team featured future WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne. [4] While working as assistant coach, Malcom earned a master's degree in educational administration from Delaware in 2011. [3]

Elena Delle Donne American basketball player

Elena Delle Donne is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

On May 13, 2015, Malcom joined Marlin Chinn's staff at FIU as assistant coach. [5] Following Chinn's suspension for sexual harassment of a player, Malcom became acting head coach for the final two regular season games and C-USA Tournament. [6] Malcom went 1–4 as acting coach, with the one win being in the first round of the C-USA Tournament, 61-57 over UTSA. [7]

Marlin E. Chinn is an American college basketball coach.

The Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament is held annually following the end of the regular season of NCAA Division I Women's Basketball.

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The 2015–16 UTSA Roadrunners women's basketball team represents the University of Texas at San Antonio during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Roadrunners, led by third year head coach Lubomyr Lichonczak, play their home games at the Convocation Center and were third year members of Conference USA. They finished the season 10–19, 6–12 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for eleventh place. They lost in the first round of the C-USA Women's Tournament to FIU.

FIU fired Chinn on March 11, 2016 for a violation of NCAA rules and promoted Malcom to head coach on April 8. [6] [3]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
FIU Panthers (Conference USA)(2016–present)
2016–17 FIU 5–24 3–15 13th
2017–18 FIU 8–21 5-11 13th
FIU: 13–45 (.224) 8–26 (.235)
Total: 13–45 (.224)

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References

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