Head Coach: Stacey Franklin
Stacey Franklin is entering her 7th year at the helm of the Chattanooga State Women’s Basketball program, completing another 20 win season in ’22-’23, making that 4 in the last 5 years. Coming off a 21-8 record in ’21-’22, her Lady Tigers finished 2nd in Region VII and reached the semi-finals of the Region VII championship. This team had 2 1st Team All-Conference members, bringing the total to 6 1st Team All-Conference players that she has coached. In ’19-’20, her Lady Tiger team won the 1st conference championship since 2011, with a team comprised of all freshman. As well, Franklin was named Region VII Coach of the Year in ’19-’20. Coach Franklin brings with her 19 years of NCAA Division 1 coaching experience. During that time, she was part of making championship runs as well as part of recruiting and developing many All Conference and All-American players.
Franklin played and graduated from the University of Alabama where she was team captain during the 1991-1992 season, as well as a starter on the team that began a 10 year run of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Additionally, she was an Academic All-SEC member during the 1990-1992 seasons.
Franklin’s coaching career began at Mississippi State University in 1996. In the 12 years she was there, she was part of 9 post-season tournament appearances, with only 1 appearance coming in the previous 21 year history of the program. She also coached in the 2000 SEC Tournament Championship Game vs Tennessee, held at UT-Chattanooga. She helped to recruit and develop 2 Kodak All-Americans, 8 - 1st Team All-SEC players, 7 - 2nd Team All-SEC players, 5 SEC All-Freshman Team players, 58 - Academic All-SEC players, 3 Professional Draft Picks, and 7 Professional players. After her stint in Starkville, Franklin’s next 7 years included an Ohio Valley Conference Championship at Tennessee Tech University in 2011 and the most wins in the Division I history of the women’s basketball program at Kennesaw State University in 2014-1015. During Franklin’s tenure she has also monitored and coordinated academics for numerous seasons with teams attaining a 3.0 or better team GPA.
Franklin is originally from Smyrna, GA where her parents, Chuck and Regina, and siblings, Jason and Christy reside with their families. Outside of coaching and mentoring her players, she loves to run, go to movies and spend time with friends and family, especially with her nieces and nephews, Cole, Alex, Carlie, Cade and Jace.
Assistant Coach: Terri Brock
Terri Brock is in her first year as assistant coach here at Chattanooga State. Coach Brock has over ten years of coaching experience, however, this is her first year coaching at the collegiate level. She is looking forward to her new role with the Lady Tigers, and excited to coach under Stacey Franklin.
Terri is originally from White County where, as a member of the Warriorette Basketball Team, advanced to the state tournament 3 out of her 4 varsity seasons. Her senior season, Coach Brock was named All Region and All State. After high school graduation, she continued her basketball career at UT-Chattanooga, where during her Sophomore season, she was ranked #3 in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage. Upon graduation, Coach Brock moved back to White County to pursue a career in Education and coaching. She taught for 15 years, coaching for 10 of those, winning several county championships, and a middle school state tournament.
Outside of coaching the Lady Tigers, Terri loves spending time with her family- she has been married to her husband Ronnie for almost 20 years and they have three kids: Thomas, Lily, and Livie. She loves going on camping trips with her family and attending their sporting events. Coach also loves studying health and nutrition, photography, mentoring youth sports, and working out to stay active.