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2017-18 Women's Basketball Coaches
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Kevin Herod
Head Coach - 4th Season
Alma Mater: Talladega College
Phone: 256-761-6411

Kevin Herod begins his fourth season at the helm as Head Coach of the Talladega College women's basketball team, looking to capitalize on last season's first Gulf Coast Athletic Conference tournament championship.

In three seasons, Coach Herod has won two GCAC regular season championships, one GCAC tournament championship, two trips to the NAIA Divison I National Championship, and two GCAC Coach of the Year Awards. 

He has developed 5 NAIA All-Americans and 12 All-GCAC players during his coaching tenure at Talladega.

At the beginning of the 2016/17 season, Coach Herod was named Talladega College's interim Athletic Director, taking on the additional responsibility for the administration of all eight of Talladega College's athletic teams. 

He also serves as the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference's women's basketball rater, where he helps facilitate NAIA Division I women's basketball national team rankings. 

Coach Herod is Talladega College graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management; a Master's Degree from Salem University in Global Business Management.

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Michelle Swopes
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: University of Mobile
Phone: 256-254-3499

Michelle Swopes will begin her first season as assistant women’s basketball coach at Talladega College in 2017-2018 after serving last season as Snead State’s assistant coach. There she helped Snead State excel to a 19-11 record, which happens to be the second best season that Snead has had in over 20 years (season prior to her arrival 22-10). She also served as the Director of the Strength and Conditioning Program at Snead State as well. Swopes is a former player of Snead State with her best game of 22 points 12 rebounds and 5 assists her sophomore year against Gadsden State. She made 2nd Team All Conference in her sophomore year. After graduating with an Associate’s degree in science, she continued her education and play at the University of Mobile. During her senior year, Swopes best game was played in the Conference tournament of 11 points and 6 rebounds. Swopes was named a Champion of Character 2 years in a row while at UM. She has her Bachelor Degree in Human Performance Exercise Science concentration in Kinesiology.

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Isaac Strickland
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Talladega College
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Shahana Zeigler
Student Assistant
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Sashanique Youngblood
Student Assistant
Sihon Davis