Although TJ Rosene, head men’s basketball coach at Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, Georgia), is only 38 years of age, he is—remarkably—entering his fourteenth year as a head college coach. He was hired at 23 years of age and was at the time the youngest college coach in the country. He has already compiled over 300 wins as a college coach.
He has three times been named a National Coach of the Year, 5-time Regional Coach of the Year, 4-time Conference Coach of the Year, and twice named the Georgia Coach of the Year.
TJ currently serves as the director for coach development for PGC and oversees all PGC/Glazier coaches’ clinics. He has been a director with PGC for 5 years. He has been speaking at clinics for years including the “Read & React” clinics with Rick Torbett.
TJ earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Reinhardt University and his Master’s in Postsecondary Education from Troy University. He played high school basketball at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Georgia where he played for his father, Bob Rosene, a very successful high school coach in both California and Georgia. TJ set many school records at Oconee before accepting a scholarship with Presbyterian College. He finished his college career at Reinhardt University, where he met his wife, Erin. TJ and Erin have been blessed with three children, Boston (9) and Bella (8) and Presley (2).
You can connect with TJ on Twitter at @CoachTJRosene.