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Women's Basketball Coaching Staff


Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Missouri-Kansas City 2001 * 1st Season at FAMU

Terrance Chatman makes his return to Florida A&M University in 2016-17, bringing a wealth of coaching, educational and administrative experience this time to the Lady Rattler Basketball Program.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Chatman previously served one season on the FAMU Men’s Basketball staff  from November 2013 to April 2014, under then-coach Clemon Johnson, also serving briefly as Interim Head Coach from April to June of 2014.

In his new role at FAMU, Chatman will serve in a variety of roles, including Recruiting Coordinator, overseeing the development of the Lady Rattler backcourt (guards), monitoring team strength and conditioning, working as staff liaison with the Housing Department and the Sports Medicine staff, assist in Game Preparation and Community Outreach; counseling of players on academics, basketball and life issues.

Chatman comes to FAMU from Alcorn (Miss.) State University, where he served last season (2015-16) as Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, helping the fabled Braves’ program to a 13-5 conference record, and a nine-win improvement from the previous year.

Prior to his year at Alcorn, Chatman was an Assistant AAU Girls Coach with the Essence Girls Basketball program in Tallahassee (March-June 2015), and prior to that was a School Suspension Officer at FAMU DRS (April-June 2015).

Before coming to FAMU to work with the Men’s Staff in November of 2013, Chatman worked in the State of Michigan in both education and athletic coaching.

He began his professional career in Detroit, working as a Special Education Teacher in the city’s public school system from August 2001 to June 2006. At the same time, he was an Assistant Basketball Coach with Team Detroit AAU (April-July 2005), and  at Cody High School (September-December 2005).

Chatman was elevated to Head Coach of the Team Detroit AAU Program for Under 18 players, from April to July of 2006, before accepting his first college coaching assignment at Central Michigan University, where he served as Director of Men’s Basketball Operations from August 2006 to June 2009.

He was promoted to Assistant Men’s Coach in June 2009 serving in that role until April 2012, when he returned to the AAU coaching realm, as Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach with the Detroit Reach Legends AAU Program from April through August of 2012.

Chatman also worked a year as a Special Education Teacher at Belleville (Mich.) High School from September 2012 to May 2013, before starting his first tour at FAMU with the Men’s Program in November 2013.

A 2001 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City, Chatman received a Bachelor of Arts in the field of Liberal Arts.

His athletic career spanned the high school, junior college and college ranks, starting at Detroit’s Cody High School, where he was captain of the Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track and Field teams, earning All-City and All-State honors.

At Garden City (Kan.) Community College (September 1996 to June 1998), he help GCCC to a pair of National Junior College Tournaments (1997, 1998), as a two-year team captain. He averaged 17 points, 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals in his career, capturing All-Jayhawk League honors in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and made the list of Top 40 Junior College Players in 1998.

He moved to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in September 1999 (through May 2001), where he became a two-year starter and team captain, averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game, leading UMKC to the Mid Continent Conference Tournament both years.

Chatman, who has been a member of the Black Coaches Association since 2009, has also participated in eight (8) of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Professional Development Series between 2008 and 2016.

CHATMAN PERSONAL: Chatman and his wife, Christina, are the proud parents of a daughter, Chyelle, and a son, Terrance, Jr.