HE’S A ‘TRINI’ – TRINIDAD BORN COACH WINS NCAA D1 TITLE

Baylor University Bears won the NCAA D1 title this year, in April. One of the main men responsible for the success, is San Fernando born Jerome Tang. Jerome Tang, associate head coach of the university’s men’s team, migrated with his family to St Croix, before moving again, this time to Texas, USA.

JEROME TANG, ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY BEARS

In 2003, Tang was hired as a member of the coaching staff, and was promoted as associate head coach in 2017. Drew and Tang have led Baylor to 4 NCAA Tournament appearances, to go with 4 ‘Sweet 16’ berths, 2 trips to the Elite Eight, the program’s first No. 1 national ranking in 2017, a Big 12 Conference-record 23-game winning streak in 2019-20, and a five-week streak at No. 1 in 2020 which was the longest by any team since Kentucky in 2015.

An associate head coach is one step above a normal assistant coach and one step below a head coach. His responsibilities include assisting the head coach with all aspects of the programme. The associate head coach is given specific autonomy, and shares responsibilities with the Head Coach in key areas of the programme.

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