Lady Centurions Bring Home the Gold
The Lady Centurions of Carolina Christian College capped off a stellar season with the New South Athletic Conference 2023 Women’s Basketball Championship. The lady centurions were the dominant team throughout the season and ended as the regular season champions. With the first round by they faced the winner of Apprentice School and Christendom College. Led by all conference first and second team players Moninique Houzer, Imari Hightower, and Chantura Kirkland the Lady Centurions edged out Christendom with a 70-67 win.
Coach William Tatum has built a powerhouse team and says this is the first championship of a CCC dynasty. We congratulate our Lady Centurions on an amazing season and look forward to the next championship in 2024. GO CENTURIONS!!
Watch the Championship Game HERE
Coach William Tatum
Coach William Tatum comes to Carolina Christian College after three years at Piedmont International University, where he served as Assistant Women’s Basketball coach from 2018-2020, compiling a 26-11 record. During Tatum’s three-year stint, the Bruins advanced to the NCCAA DI South Regional Championship twice and was ranked as high as #6 in the Nation. He also recruited and produced several Academic-Scholars, six All-Region student-athletes and the first NCCAA student-athlete of the week for the university since 2016.
Prior to joining the Bruins, Coach Tatum spent four seasons (2014 – 2018) as an assistant coach at Lexington Sr. High School. Coach Tatum also co-founded the Winston-Salem Lady Warcats, a semi-pro women’s basketball team (2010-2016) where he served as the Head Coach for the Warcats and led the team to two National Playoff appearances in the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League.
In 2016, Tatum graduated from Livingstone College, with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business. He was also a double athlete in football and track for four years. He has his Master’s in Physical Education online from Canisius College in New York.
During his three years at Carolina Christian in the 2020-22 seasons, he has led his team to a 31-9 career record wins. Finished 6th and 3rd in national play in the ACCA. He has now again increased that to 12 wins in 2022-23 with a conference CHAMPIONSHIP win.
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