FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
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BERKELEY COLLEGE HEAD COACH SHAROD TOMLINSON
NAMED HVIAC CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) recently announced its All-Conference teams, and Sharod Tomlinson, Berkeley College Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, New York, was tabbed as a co-Coach of the Year. Coach Tomlinson led the Knights through a successful 2013-2014 regular season, culminating in the team’s first-ever HVIAC regular season championship. Coach Tomlinson resides in Corona in Queens, NY.
Berkeley College put together an impressive 6-0 mark against conference foes, en route to finishing with an overall record of 13-5 prior to the HVIAC postseason.
“Sharod did an excellent job with our women’s basketball team this season, and I’m glad to see him be recognized for his continued efforts,” said Andy DeStephano, Berkeley College Director of Athletics. “This is the team’s third consecutive winning season and I believe the program has a bright future.”
The progression of the Berkeley College Women’s Basketball program since its inception four years ago has been encouraging. After putting together just a 2-17 record in their inaugural campaign back in 2010-2011, Coach Tomlinson led the Knights to three consecutive winning seasons (15-12 in 2011-2012, 14-10 in 2012-2013, and 13-6 thus far this season). In addition, Berkeley College received United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Tournament bids the past two seasons, and staked its claim as National runners-up last season.
Three members of the Berkeley College Women’s Basketball team were named to the 2014 All-HVIAC squad, including senior Aiyesha Brown and juniors Milan Germany and Janay Thomas.
Prior to joining Berkeley College, Coach Tomlinson served as Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball, at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens, NY, where he helped lead the team to a perfect 27-0 season and a city championship. In this role, Coach Tomlinson also was responsible for study hall, player skill development, scouting reports and administrative duties for the Royals. As an athlete, Mr. Tomlinson played two seasons (2001-2003) at Division II Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, before returning to the Metropolitan area to play for John Jay College of Criminal Justice. While at John Jay, Mr. Tomlinson led the Bulldogs to two playoff appearances as Team Captain.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) recently recognized Sharod Tomlinson, Berkeley College Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, New York, as a co-Coach of the Year. Coach Tomlinson led the Knights through a successful 2013-2014 regular season, culminating in the team’s first-ever HVIAC regular season championship.
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