SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee Department of Athletics and Athletic Director Mark Webb have announced that women's basketball head coach Tracey Braden has assumed the position of Assistant Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator (SWA).
Since stepping onto campus, Braden has contributed to the well-being of the department. After accepting the position of head women's basketball coach last May, she has devoted her time with the department by assisting in two NCAA Tennis Regional Championships, the 2017 NCAA Tennis Championships and the 2018 Southern Athletic Association Track and Field Championships.
No stranger to athletics administration, she served as the Director of Athletics in 2016-17 at Westminster (Mo.), where she was also the head women's basketball coach with the Blue Jays from 2008-17.
"I appreciate Tracey's willingness to serve the department in this new role," quoted Webb. "Prior to her arrival, she had significant administrative experience as the athletic director at Westminster College. Moreover, she has already made significant contributions to the department during her brief tenure as Head Women's Basketball Coach."
Braden enters her second year at the helm of the women's basketball program, finishing with a 10-15 record in 2018. She enters her 12th year as a Division III women's head coach with 165 career wins.
"I look forward in helping to create and build programs within our department which will enrich the overall athletic experience for all our student-athletes, coaches and staff", said Braden. "I believe one of the primary roles of an SWA is to be an advocate for student-athletes and coaches. So, taking the time to listen to their concerns, challenges and needs are very important. I appreciate the confidence Mark Webb has in my administrative experience and I am honored to accept this position!"
A 1997 graduate of Central Missouri State University, Braden lettered for three seasons in women's basketball for the Jennies. Originally from Versailles, Mo., she is a member of the NACWAA, NABC, and WBCA.