Tracey Braden
Tracey Braden
Title: Assistant Director of Athletics - Senior Woman Administrator, Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: (931) 598-1193
Email: tkbraden@sewanee.edu
Year: 2nd

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.

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

Year School Record Pct.                     Conf. Pct. 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
2009-10 Westminister (Mo.) 13-11 .542 11-5 .688  
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
2013-14 Westminister (Mo.) 13-12 .520 11-7 .611  
2014-15 Westminister (Mo.) 17-8 .680 14-4 .778  
2015-16 Westminister (Mo.) 21-5 .808 16-2 .889 SLIAC Regular Season Champions, SLIAC Coach of the Year
2016-17 Westminister (Mo.) 9-15 .375 7-9 .438  
             
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  
             
Total 11 Seasons 165-115 .589 125-55 .694