West Alabama adds assistant

The University of West Alabama Department of Athletics announces the hiring Tyler Roden as the assistant men’s basketball coach. Roden joins Mike Newell’s staff after serving one year as a graduate assistant on the Tiger women’s basketball team. Prior to UWA, Roden spent a year at Buckhorn High School in Huntsville, Ala., as the assistant coach for the girls’ basketball and baseball teams.

Roden is a 2009 graduate of UWA, where he earned his B.S. in Mathematics and minored in History. During his time as a student in Livingston, Roden spent a season as a member of the Tiger baseball program and two years on the men’s basketball team. Before transferring to UWA, he spent a season on the United States Naval Academy baseball team and a year at Naval Academy Prep School, where he led the team in scoring.

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