Covenant men’s basketball will have a familiar face on the sidelines next year as head coach Josh Brown announced Tyde Coffey as the program’s full-time assistant coach.
Coffey comes to Covenant after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Trevecca Nazarene. A 2017 Covenant graduate, Coffey has made two coaching stops as an assistant before returning to Lookout Mountain.
“It’s great to be back on the mountain at a place that is special to me,” said Coffey. “I’m excited to be coaching at the school where my whole coaching career got started. Covenant has a special place in my heart because this is the place where I discovered what my calling was and the type of man that God wanted me to be.”
“I am extremely excited to have Tyde back on the mountain to help lead the Scots men’s basketball program,” added Brown. “Tyde is a hard worker and is passionate about building relationships and discipling our players. I am excited to see how he will help our team take the next step.”
During his three-year stint under head coach Omar Mance at Trevecca, Coffey oversaw an array of tasks including recruiting, video, and game preparation. He was promoted to Mance’s top assistant prior to the 2021-22 season.
Prior to Trevecca, Coffey was a graduate assistant at Liberty from 2017-19. Under head coach Ritchie McKay, Coffey was on staff for the Flames’ run to the NCAA Tournament in 2019, which included a first round win. At Liberty, Coffey was responsible for video scouting, analytics, and played a role in recruiting efforts.
“My role is to support Coach Brown in bringing out his vision for the program in every way possible and to serve him and the team to the best of my ability and to point them to Christ every single day,” added Coffey. “I have been blessed to have worked with great Godly leaders that have taught me how to be the Christian coach I want to be.”
Coffey earned his bachelor’s degree in sport administration from Covenant in 2017 and served as a student assistant for head coaches Kyle Taylor and Arte Culver. He was a member of the staff on the Scots’ team that claimed the USA South Tournament title in 2016 to advance to the program’s first NCAA Tournament.
Coffey also holds a master’s degree in sport management from Liberty.