Darius Tomlin, a former Southwest Tennessee men's basketball player is in his third season as the assistant men's basketball coach..
An all-district player at North Side High School in Jackson, Tennessee, Tomlin signed with NJCAA Division 1 Mississippi Valley State University, where he won freshman player of the week honors on several occasions and received the Michael Archie Inspiration Award before transferring to Southwest Tennessee Community College. In his one season at Southwest, he helped lead the Saluqis to a 24-4 record along with a number 11 ranking in the country.
Tomlin went on to play his last two collegiate seasons at William Jewell College where he was voted team captain. He averaged 16.6 points per game as a senior. Tomlin was the scoring, free throw, steals and minutes per game leader. He was also awarded Bud Lathrop Offensive Player of the Year, Paul Lambert Most Valuable Player of the Year Award and was named to the GLVC All-Conference Basketball Team.