South Carolina State hires Redden as Assistant Basketball Coach

South Carolina State head men’s basketball coach Erik Martin has announced the hiring of one of his former players, Jarelle Redden, to the Bulldog coaching staff.
Redden roles will include on the court coaching, recruiting, mentoring, and managing all social media duties pertaining to the men’s basketball program.
Prior to South Carolina State, he most recently served as the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach (2017-2024) at Woodard Career Technical High School (Cincinnati, OH), where he was an assistant coach (2013-17) before being promoted to the top spot.
Redden was also an assistant at Lockland High School (Cincinnati, Ohio), before embarking on a professional career with various organizations overseas and in the states from 2009-11, before spending a season with the Harlem Globetrotters of New York, New York from 2011-12.
Before his professional career, he played prep basketball at Western Hills High School, then at Cincinnati State, were he played for Coach Martin.  In his first year, Redden was named one of the top 20 freshman in the country, earning 1st Team All-Conference, and 2nd Team All-Region honors.
During his sophomore year, Redden was named 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-American. After that he went on the close out his collegiate playing career with stops at Ball State University and University of North Alabama.
Redden is also the co-founder of 4D United, an organization that offer opportunities for all student-athletes in basketball to become A better person, A better student, A better basketball player, while demonstrating good sportsmanship and integrity in life.
4D United’s mission is to offer quality experiences which will enable all student-athletes to maximize their growth and ability through the core values of Determination, Dedication, Desire, and Discipline.
During his coaching career, he was named 2022 CMAC Coach of the Year, and 2018 Enquirer Coach of the Year, while earning two conference and district championships each. In 2022 his team advanced and was named Regional Runner-Up and District Runner-Up in 2023.
As a coach, Redden amassed a record of 111-61 overall, with a postseason record of 17-8.  Fifteen (16) of his former players earned college scholarships.
Some of the notables he has coached are Terry Durham (West Alabama),  Hakeem Thomas (Clark State), Shayne Sims (Clark State), Dionte McBride (Hocking College), Aaron Davis (Lakeland Community College/Purdue Northwestern), Brandon Cromer (Malcom X Community College ), Wendell Hughes (Clark State), William Burns ( Edison State), Santana Cole (Cincinnati), Keliese Frye (Trinidad State) Kanye Moreland (Miles College), Marci Winn (Notre Dame), Damarion Hughes (Notre Dame College), Paul McMillan IV (Central Michigan/Canisius University ),  Jay’Quan Bostic (Toledo), Ru Mills (NE Mississippi Community College), Donte Ferrell (Hutch Community College), and Jeremiah Hughes(Enterprise State Community College).
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Redden earned his Associate of Arts Degree from Cincinnati State Community College in 2006, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and minor in Marketing from North Alabama University in 2009.
He is the proud father of one daughter, McKenzie Redden, 11 years old.

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