Head Women's Basketball Coach, New York
Phone: 212-986-4343 ext. 4212
Coach Sharod Tomlinson enters his fourth season as the women's basketball coach for Berkeley College. After an inaugural 2-18 season in 2010-2011, Coach Tomlinson led the Knights to a 15-12 record in 2011-2012, 14-10 record in 2012-2013, and back to back appearance in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship Tournament, reaching the National Championship game in 2012-2013.
Following the season, Sophomore Milan Germany was tabbed USCAA First Team All-American. Junior Aiyesha Brown was named USCAA All-American honorable mention, and Sophomore Janay Thomas was named to the All-Academic Team.
Tomlinson's success can be traced back to recruiting. He is a tireless recruiter and has not let up since becoming a head coach. Coach Tomlinson and his staff brought in great recruiting classes to Berkeley College making them a nationally recognized program in brief period of time.
Coach Tomlinson also led the team to tournament championships at the Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament at Medgar Evers College and the Delta Dental New Year's Tournament at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
In the Summer of 2010, Coach Sharod Tomlinson led the New York City women's open team to the gold medal at the Empire State Games. The games are an Olympics-inspired competition between players from six areas of New York State. It was the New York City team's first gold medal victory since 1991.
Prior to becoming Head Coach at Berkeley College Tomlinson spent a year as an assistant men's basketball coach under the direction of head coach Artie Cox at Christ the King Regional H.S in Middle Village, N.Y. helping 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.
As a player, Sharod played two seasons (2001-2003) 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, Sharod 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 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., Coach Tomlinson 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 & Campus Life at the New York Midtown location.
COACH TOMLINSON Coach Tomlinson can be reached at: wbasketballny@BerkeleyCollege.edu, or via his Twitter: @Sharod_t