Jerome Tang Interviews for Spot on Pastner’s Staff
Posted by MemphisRoar On April - 8 - 2009
Jerome Tang, currently an assistant coach at Baylor University, has been on campus at the University of Memphis all day today to interview for a spot on new head coach Josh Pastner’s staff. Including a tour of the Athletic Office Building and the Larry Finch practice facilities, Pastner and Tang spent pretty much the whole day together. Tang just completed his sixth season at Baylor. Prior to his position on the Bears’ staff, Tang was the head coach of Heritage Christian Academy in Cleveland, TX for ten years. We are currently trying to track down more information on Jerome Tang’s visit to the Bluff City.
Here’s a recent write-up on Tang from College Insider’s Jason Belzer:
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Jerome Tang, Assistant Coach - Baylor University
Although Scott Drew seems to have garnered most of the attention when it comes to the amazing turn around that has occurred at Baylor University, a school whose basketball program was once so deep in turmoil that many thought they would never win another game, one cannot dismiss the contributions of Drew’s assistant coaches, most notably Jerome Tang. Tang has been apart of the Baylor staff for six years, joining Drew after serving as one of the top high school coaches in the country at Heritage Christian Academy in Cleveland, Texas. A master developer of talent, Tang’s final two classes at Heritage included six D-1 ball players; Cedrick Hensley (Houston), Elijah Miller (Houston), Marlon Pompey (Texas A&M), Lamar Hurd (Oregon State), Tim Mayes (Richmond) and Tyler Jones (St. John’s).
More than just a great coach, Jerome has been instrumental in recruiting some of the best players to ever come to Baylor. Working hand in hand with assistants Matt Driscoll and Mark Morefield, Tang was a key player in bringing in forwards Quincy Acy and Anthony Jones, as well as guards Desmond Carter and LaceDarius Dunn and center Josh Lomers. Tang’s best work may still be ahead of him, as Baylor has already received a verbal from the nations #5 ranked Power Forward Perry Jones for its 2010 class. There is little doubt that with Jerome Tang on staff, Baylor will continue to its rise from the ashes to the top of the Big XII standings and beyond.