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Tammy George
Player Profile
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Tammy George is in her third season as the head women's basketball coach at USC Upstate. George has guided Upstate to 27 wins and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in two seasons at the helm of the women's basketball program. She had a tremendous first season with USC Upstate in 2005-06, leading the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994-95 and coaching Yakeeshia Ross to Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year honors. USC Upstate finished with a 16-14 overall record, including a 12-8 mark in the Peach Belt Conference and the No. 2 seed in the Peach Belt Tournament. In four years as a head coach, George has compiled a 70-52 career record. George came to USC Upstate from Brevard where she spent two years as the head coach of the Tornados women's hoops team. Her brief stint at Brevard was successful, leading the team to a 21-1 conference record and the regular season conference championship this season after being picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll. She earned Appalachian Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors and guided Brevard into the NAIA Division II National Tournament. She coached the co-Players of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the league. She compiled a 43-21 record over her two seasons at Brevard. Prior to her stint at Brevard, George was an assistant coach at three NCAA Division I schools. She served as an assistant at UNC Asheville from 2002-03 where she helped coach two of the Top 11 scorers in the Big South Conference. As an assistant at Wofford College from 2001-02 she helped guide the Lady Terriers to its best ever Division I record in winning 16 games, advancing to the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament, and having the Southern Conference Player of the Year. As an assistant at Gardner-Webb from 2000-01 she helped sign the top rated recruiting class in the history of the program. Prior to her stint on the college level, she served as the junior varsity coach at her alma mater East Henderson High School where she guided the squad to three division titles and a 47-15 record in three years from 1996-99. George is a former member of the UNC Charlotte women's basketball team from 1989-93 and led the 49ers in assists, steals, and three-pointers as a senior in 1992-93. She owns the UNC Charlotte all-time three-point field goal percentage record and is among the all-time leaders in steals and assists. She competed in the 1993 National College Slam Dunk/Three-Point Shootout shown nationally on ESPN during the Men's Final Four in New Orleans, La. She finished third in the three-point shooting portion of the contest. She graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development. A native of Henderson County, N.C., George was a standout and three-year starter at point guard and shooting on the East Henderson High School squad. She helped lead the Lady Eagles to the 3-A State Championship game in 1998. As a senior in 1988-89, she averaged 24 points and eight rebounds per game en route to being named the Western North Carolina Player of the Year by the Asheville Citizen Times. She garnered first team All-State and Converse All-America honors in 1989 and was named Henderson County Player of the Year in 1988 and 1989. She also earned Tournament Most Valuable Player honors at the State Regionals in 1988 and had her jersey retired as a senior after becoming the school's all-time leader in points, steals, and assists. George was a member of the Asheville Rage/Smoky Mountain Swarm traveling exhibition basketball teams from 1996-2000, playing several exhibition games against Division I opponents. George and her husband David, who owns his own engineering company, live in Zirconia, N.C.

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