TSU makes sure women's hoops coach stays put

Monday, August 3, 2009 at 1:31pm
Staff reports

Tennessee State women’s basketball coach Tracee Wells signed a five-year contract extension, the school announced today.

Wells, the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year, is now under contract through 2014-15.

“Coach Wells is one of the young, bright and ambitious coaches in women’s basketball, and we think she will continue to build a successful program here at TSU,” athletics director Teresa Phillips said in a release.

TSU was 18-13 overall (13-5 in the OVC) in 2008-09. It was the program’s first winning season since 1994-95 and its best conference record since 1993-94.

Wells is 49-96 in five seasons, and her team’s record has improved in each of the last three.