Tiara Malcom

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Tiara Malcom
Biographical details
Born (1983-01-24) January 24, 1983 (age 37)
Camp Springs, Maryland
Playing career
2001–2005 Delaware
2005–2006GDESSA Barreiro
Position(s) Forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2006–2015Delaware (asst.)
2015–2016 FIU (asst.)
2016–2020FIU
Head coaching record
Overall13–45 (.224)

Tiara Patryce Malcom (born January 24, 1983) [1] is an American college basketball coach, who was head women's basketball coach at FIU from 2016 to 2020.

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Early life and playing career

After graduating from Caravel Academy in Bear, 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]

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]

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]

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]

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

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
FIU Panthers (Conference USA)(2016–present)
2016–17 FIU 5–243–1513th
2017–18 FIU 8–215–1113th
2018–19 FIU 6–233–15T-12th
FIU:24–92 (.207)13–55 (.191)
Total:24–92 (.207)

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References

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  2. "2004-2005 Delaware Women's Basketball Final Statistics". University of Delaware. Archived from the original on April 5, 2005.
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  6. 1 2 Neal, David J. (March 11, 2016). "FIU women's basketball coach fired after sexual misconduct allegations". Miami Herald. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
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