Berkeley College Names Sharod Tomlinson as Women's Basketball Coach for New York
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
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BERKELEY COLLEGE NAMES SHAROD TOMLINSON AS WOMEN’S
BASKETBALL COACH FOR NEW YORK
Berkeley College is proud to announce that Sharod Tomlinson has been named as its women’s basketball coach for New York.
“Coach Tomlinson has been an avid supporter of establishing a women’s basketball team in New York, and is looking forward to developing an intercollegiate women’s basketball program that will be every bit as successful as the men’s program,” said Berkeley College Athletic Director Brian D. Maher.
“Women need a platform to showcase their athletic talents the same way that men do,” Coach Tomlinson said. “With more and more professional and semi-pro opportunities being created for women in sports, it is clear that everyone deserves the opportunity to compete.”
Coach Tomlinson joined Berkeley College in January 2008 and currently serves as the Program Coordinator of Student Development and Campus Life at the New York City Midtown Campus. He received a BA degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management at The New School in Manhattan.
Coach Tomlinson recently served as the Junior Varsity Assistant Coach for Christ the King Regional High School program in Queens, NY. He helped lead the team to a perfect 27-0 season and a City Championship. Mr. Tomlinson also coached amateur basketball with Team Odom LA. Named for Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom, this nonprofit organization is committed to instilling a sense of pride in inner-city athletes in Los Angeles and New York and in helping them to achieve on the court, in the classroom, and in life.
As a player Coach Tomlinson completed two seasons at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, before returning to the metropolitan area to play for John Jay College. As team captain he led the John Jay Bulldogs to two playoffs.
A leader in business education for 78 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of over 7,200 students, with more than 700 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College has named Sharod Tomlinson as the women’s basketball coach for New York.