Head Women's Basketball Coach, New York
Phone: 212-986-4343 ext. 4212
Coach Sharod Tomlinson enters his second season at the helm of the Berkeley College women’s basketball team.
Prior to his time at Berkeley College, coach Tomlinson served as the junior varsity assistant coach for the preeminent Christ the King Regional High School program with coach Artie Cox and helped lead the team to a perfect 27-0 season and a city championship. As part of his duties at Christ the King, coach Tomlinson was responsible for study hall, player skill development, scouting reports, and administrative duties for the Royals.
Coach Tomlinson has also coached several amateur basketball programs including Exodus NYC (Girls), S.O.N.D.A.Y express (Save Our Neighborhoods Develop America’s Youth), and Team Odom (Boys); organizations whose main focus is to help student athletes be leaders, scholars, and champions on and off the court.
In 2010, he led the New York City women’s open team to the gold medal at the Empire State Games. It was the New York City team’s first gold medal victory since 1991. As a player, coach Tomlinson played two seasons at Division II Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota for coach Jim Datka before returning to the metropolitan area to play for John Jay College. While at John Jay, he led the Bulldogs to two playoff appearances as the team captain under coach Mike Brown’s leadership.
Always aware of community and commitment, coach Tomlinson volunteers with the March of Dimes, Food Bank of Harlem, Children for Children, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society to name a few. A native of Corona, N.Y., he has earned his master's degree at New School University majoring in Non-Profit Management and bachelor of arts degree in Public Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. Coach Tomlinson joined Berkeley College in January 2008 and currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Development at the New York City location.