COACHING STAFF

Quacy Barnes-Timmons  |  Assistant Coach

Indiana State head women’s basketball coach Vicki Hall announced on May 1, 2018 that Quacy Barnes-Timmons has been added to the staff as an assistant coach.

Quacy (pronounced: KWAY-SEE) Barnes-Timmons joins the Sycamore family after serving as the head coach at Tuskegee the past three years, a Division II institution in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

“Quacy and I have known each other for quite a few years,” Hall said of her newest assistant coach. “She is a tremendous worker, has an excellent knowledge of the game and is great at individual development. She will be a good role model for our players. I am very excited for her to be here.”

Hall and Barnes-Timmons have followed similar career paths, both playing professional basketball in the WNBA and overseas before making their way into the coaching ranks. No stranger to the Midwest, Barnes-Timmons is an Indiana University graduate that became the first Hoosier player ever to be selected in the WNBA Draft.

“I am ecstatic to be coming home,” Barnes-Timmons said of her new position with the Sycamore program. “I think it is a good time to be coming back to the Midwest. I have kids in my program (at Tuskegee) from the Midwest. This is what I know. I witnessed Indiana State in its glory days and it is exciting to have an opportunity to come back and rebuild it. I am also excited to be working with Vicki Hall. I know her work ethic. We played professional basketball together. She knows my history as far as recruiting the Midwest. It is just a great time to come home.”

More than just familiar with the region, Barnes-Timmons has close ties to Indiana State University. Her son, T.J. Bell, was a member of the Sycamore Basketball program from 2012 to 2017 and received his degree in 2016.

“I know Indiana State because my son chose to go to school and play for the Sycamores,” Barnes-Timmons said. “My son went here, he obtained a degree and he had a great experience. I know I can sell that experience to recruits and parents because I went through that process as a mother of a recruited player. It’s Indiana. It’s Basketball. It’s a close-knit community. T.J. received a first-rate education and I thought the experience was really good for him. I look forward to telling our future student-athletes that and how Indiana State is a great place to go, grow up and become that achieving young woman.”

Barnes-Timmons completed her third year at Tuskegee with the 2017-18 season, a year that was highlighted with the team’s overall GPA (3.8) ranking as the highest among all revenue-generating sports and junior forward Jade Wilson leading the team in scoring (16.1 ppg) and rebounds (7.8 rpg).

During the 2016-17 season, she improved her win total by six wins going 10-16, highlighted by a four-game winning streak during conference play.

In her first year at the helm, the Tigerettes finished 5-21 overall and 4-13 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), before falling the first round of the conference tournament. She coached a pair of players who averaged double figures on the season in Rachel Brownlee (17.0 ppg) and Aryana Jackson (14.9 ppg).

Barnes-Timmons spent three successful years as an assistant coach at Columbus State prior to receiving the head coaching job at Tuskegee, where she helped lead the Cougars to a 68-21 record.

In her three seasons at Columbus State, she helped coach one All-American, two All-Region selections and six All-Peach Belt Conference players. She also helped coach a Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. In her final season as an assistant at Columbus State, Timmons helped lead the Cougars to a 31-2 record and a national ranking as high as third in country, along with winning the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament championship.

Before her tenure at Columbus State, Barnes-Timmons spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois. During her time with the Panthers, the team posted 116 victories and a regular season Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2009-10. The team also won 84 games from 2007 to 2011, the most by any Eastern Illinois team in a four-year period since the school transitioned to NCAA Division I. During her stint with Eastern Illinois, Timmons coached 16 all-conference selections, as well as three Freshman of the Year award winners and two Defensive Player of the Year winners.

Prior to her stop at Eastern Illinois, Timmons spent a year at Austin Peay and, before that, two years at her alma mater, Indiana, from 2003 to 2005.

Timmons played for the Hoosiers from 1994 until 1998, earning two All-Big Ten honors. She still holds the school record for blocked shots in a career (269), season (95 in 1996-97) and single game (10 vs. Youngstown State in 1997), and at the time of her departure, was among the leaders in points, field goal percentage, free throws and rebounds.

After her collegiate playing days, Timmons became the first player in Indiana history to be selected in the WNBA Draft when the Sacramento Monarchs selected her in 1998. From 1998 until 2002, Timmons played for three franchises, while also playing overseas.

Timmons earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana in 1998. Timmons is married to Desmond Timmons, and the couple has three children – T.J., Taryn and Taylor.

For the latest information on the Sycamore Women's Basketball team, make sure to check out GoSycamores.com. You can also find the team on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Luke Scheidecker  |  Assistant Coach

Indiana State has named Luke Scheidecker as an assistant coach on the women’s basketball staff for the Sycamores on August 6, 2018, rounding out Vicki Hall’s staff.

Scheidecker comes to Terre Haute following two banner seasons as head coach at Wabash Valley College, where he inherited around a 14-win program and claimed 30-plus wins in back-to-back seasons. His career as a head coach in the junior college ranks includes an impressive mark of 91-8, seven coach of the year honors, three conference and region titles, three All-American honors (two first team) and two national tournament appearances.

“Luke is a relentless recruiter and a tireless worker,” Hall said. “He has a great knowledge of basketball and has done a good job of developing players. I look forward to him joining our already productive and strong staff.”

His offensive-minded teams at Wabash Valley were among the best in the nation in the junior college ranks during his tenure, ranking in the top 15 nationally in scoring and field goal percentage while moving from a ranking in the 80s to the top 10 nationally in rebounds and blocks from his first season to his second. Scheidecker also claimed back-to-back conference titles in his tenure.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of Vicki Hall’s staff and to be at a great university like Indiana State,” Scheidecker said. “The vision that Coach Hall is one that I strongly believe in. She is a tireless worker and has a proven track record of success as a player and a coach.  I am excited about the opportunity to help rebuild the program back to its storied tradition.”

In his final season at Wabash Valley, Scheidecker led the Warriors to a 30-3 mark while leading the nation in scoring (93.8 points per game), field goal percentage (50.6, 1,239-for-2,451) and assists (23.5 per game), ranking fifth in rebounds (49.1 per game), ninth in blocks (6.0 per game) and 12th in steals (15.1 per game).

This came after an impressive turnaround in his first season, taking a 14-win team to a 31-2 mark. For his impressive efforts, he was named NJCAA District P Coach of the Year while also receiving the same honor from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

Prior to his time at Wabash Valley, Scheidecker was the head coach and athletic director for a year at Shawnee Community College. There he was able to orchestrate one of the largest turnaround seasons in NJCAA Women's Basketball History, going 30-3 and winning both the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC) and Region 24 titles. The season prior to his arrival at SCC, the women’s basketball program was 0-27 and had a total of three wins combined over the three previous seasons.

Some of his accomplishments for the season included winning both the GRAC and the region championships and being named both GRAC and Region 24 Coach of the Year.  His team was one of the top offensive teams in the nation as they ranked nationally in scoring at 79.7 (12th), field goal percentage at 48% (2nd) and in free throws made and attempted (3rd).

Scheidecker is no stranger to the Missouri Valley Conference, previously serving assistant director of men’s basketball operations at Southern Illinois from 2012 to 2014 following a year as the director of men’s basketball operations at his alma mater, Southeast Missouri, during the 2011-12 campaign.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Southeast Missouri in 2012 and served as a team manager for the men’s program as an undergraduate student. He also earned his Master’s Degree in education from Southern Illinois in 2014.

For the latest information on the Sycamore Women's Basketball team, make sure to check out GoSycamores.com. You can also find the team on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Roman Tubner  |  Assistant Coach

Roman Tubner was named assistant coach at Indiana State on April 11, 2018. He joins the Sycamore family after spending the 2017-18 season at Austin Peay.

While at Austin Peay, Tubner helped lead the Governors to their most wins in a decade while working primarily with the post players. Under his guidance, Austin Peay seamlessly worked role players into the front court starting lineup, with Brianne Alexander garnering first all-conference honors after averaging 11.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He also coached sophomore Arielle Gonzalez-Varner to an average of 9.6 rebounds per game over the Govs’ final seven games of the season.

Tubner joined the Governors after previously serving as the only assistant coach at Arkansas Tech since 2014. In that time span, he helped guide the Golden Suns to a three-year record of 73-19 which included two Great American Conference regular season championships and three appearances in the Division II NCAA Tournament.

Prior to Arkansas Tech, Tubner started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Arkansas-Monticello and was later promoted to assistant coach. While at UAM, the team had a 21-win season in 2011-12 and he coached three NCAA DII All-Americans.

In addition, Tubner has proven to be top-notch recruiter, highlighted by bringing former JUCO Player of the Year finalist Fatima Adams to Arkansas Tech. Adams went on to have a celebrated career – a two-time All-American selection, Division II National Player of the Year runner-up, Central Region Player of the Year and GAC Player of the Year – while averaging 22.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

As a player, Tubner was a two-year starter and team captain at Centenary College of Louisiana where he averaged nine points per game over the course of his career. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology while there before graduating from Monticello with Master’s degree in physical education and coaching.

Tubner is engaged to Kyndra Daniels and the two will be wed in Spring 2019. The couple has one daughter, Skylar Emory Tubner.

 

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