Darius Tomlin, a former Southwest Tennessee men's basketball player has joined the coaching staff this fall as the assistant men's basketball coach. The Jackson, TN., native was named to the All District Basketball Team at North Side High School his senior year.
Tomlin went on to play Division 1 basketball at Mississippi Valley State University for one season where he won freshman player of the week honors on several occasions and the Michael Archie Inspiration Award before transferring to Southwest Tennessee Community College. He helped lead Southwest to an 24-4 record along with a #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.
Tomlin went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation. “I am so thankful for the opportunity to come back and work for Southwest and Coach Jerry Nichols, a place that helped mold me into the man I am today,” said Tomlin.