Tracey Braden enters her second season as the head coach for the Sewanee Women's Basketball program.
In her first season with the Purple and Gold, Braden led the team to a 10-15 record, and two student-athletes were named All-Southern Athletic Association First Team members. Four student-athletes were honored on the SAA Academic Honor Roll.
She also witnessed two student-athletes surpass the 1,000 career point mark during the 2018 season. Bella Taylor (Dec. 29, 2017) and Hannah McCormack (Feb. 9, 2018) became the 14th and 15th women's basketball players, respectively, to achieve the feat in school history.
In June 2018, Braden was named Assistant Athletic Director - Senior Woman Administrator for the athletic department.
Braden comes to Sewanee after serving as the head women's basketball coach for the past 10 seasons at NCAA Division III institution Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.
As a team, Westminster won St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) regular season championships in 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2015-16. The Blue Jays also won the SLIAC Tournament in 2012 and 2013, earning automatic bids into the NCAA Tournament.
Under Braden, 25 student-athletes were named to SLIAC All-Conference teams since 2007. That includes 2010-11 SLIAC Player of the Year Rachel Backes.
During Braden's tenure, Westminster had a record of 155-100. Braden earned SLIAC Coach of the Year honors in 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13, and 2015-16. The all-time winningest coach in Westminster history, Braden also has served as the director of athletics during the 2016-17 year.
Off the court, Braden's players have exemplified the true meaning of NCAA Division III student-athletes. Her teams have been named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll selection four times. Additionally, 12 Westminster student-athletes qualified for the SLIAC All-Academic Team while four players were named CoSIDA Academic All-District selections.
Because of her successes with the Blue Jays, Westminster College inducted her into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.
Prior to her time at Westminster, Braden served as head coach at California High School, Harrisonville High School and Winnetonka High School from 1999-2007. During that time, she was named Tri-County Conference Coach of the Year in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
A 1997 graduate of Central Missouri State University, Braden lettered for three seasons in women's basketball for the Jennies. Originally from Versailles, Missouri, Braden is a member of the NACWAA, NABC, and WBCA.
The Braden File
Year -- Overall W-L Record -- Conference W-L Record -- Notes
|2007-08||Westminister (Mo.) (D-III)||11-14||.440||6-10||.375|
|2008-09||Westminister (Mo.)||12-13||.480||11-5||.688||SLIAC Co-Coach of the Year|
|2010-11||Westminister (Mo.)||20-6||.769||16-0||1.000||SLIAC Regular Season Champions, SLIAC Coach of the Year|
|2011-12||Westminister (Mo.)||22-5||.815||14-2||.875||SLIAC Regular Season Champions, SLIAC Tournament Champions, NCAA First Round|
|2012-13||Westminister (Mo.)||17-11||.607||14-2||.875||SLIAC Regular Season Champions, NCAA First Round, SLIAC Coach of the Year|
|2015-16||Westminister (Mo.)||21-5||.808||16-2||.889||SLIAC Regular Season Champions, SLIAC Coach of the Year|
|Total||10 Seasons at WC||155-100||.608||120-46||.723|
|2017-18||Sewanee||10-15||.400||5-9||.357||SAA Tournament Quarterfinalist|
|Total||1 Season at Sewanee||10-15||.400||5-9||.357|