Dustin Edwards enters his first season as the Director of Operations for Middle Tennessee women’s basketball after spending the 2011-12 campaign as an assistant coach at Ohio University.
Edwards will be charged with all operational duties such as academic support, video and travel.
While with the Bobcats program, Edwards was the co-recruiting coordinator for the program. He helped develop offensive and defensive strategies in conjunction with head coach Semeka Randall. Edwards provided individual instruction for both guards and post players. He helped instruct, prepare and scout opposing teams for the Bobcats. In addition to his coaching roles, Edwards oversaw the equipment budget and helped with the academic success of student athletes.
During his tenure at Ohio, the Bobcats increased their overall wins to the team’s best record in the past 4 seasons of competition, before falling to Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Prior to his arrival at OU, Edwards worked for both programs at the University of Tennessee, serving as a Graduate Assistant for the men's basketball team from June 2009 to September 2010 before taking over as the Video Coordinator for the women's basketball program. While working for UT, Edwards maintained the recruiting database, analyzed game film, created highlight videos and assisted with on-campus recruiting. During his tenure, he helped the UT men to its first-ever Elite Eight appearance, while advancing to the Elite Eight with the Lady Vols in 2010-11.
He worked as an assistant coach for the Milligan College men's basketball program from 2006-09, helping to lead the program to a record of 60-31 through three seasons. While in Johnson City, Edwards coached and recruited nine All-Conference selections.
Edwards began his coaching career in Madison, N.C., leading the women's basketball, women's volleyball and women's golf programs at Madison County High School from 2004-06. He engineered an impressive turnaround of the women's basketball program, winning 20 total games in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.
As a player, Edwards was a four-year All-Conference selection at Carson Newman College, where he graduated with a Bachelors of history in 2003. Edwards then played one season in the NBA Pro Summer League.
Edwards will earn his Master of Sports Psychology degree from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Michelle have one son, Grayson.