Tom Hodges begins his third season as Director of Basketball Operations at Middle Tennessee and his eighth year as a collegiate assistant coach.
Hodges has been a part of Middle Tennessee's success over the last two years. The Blue Raiders have won back-to-back Sun Belt Tournament championships and claimed the SBC regular season crown in 2006-07, posting a perfect 18-0 record.
Middle Tennessee set the school record with 30 wins this past season and earned the first-ever ranking by the Associated Press. The squad was also ranked in the Top 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time since 1988.
Hodges handles scheduling and all travel arrangements for the Blue Raiders. He is also responsible for all video editing and breakdowns as well as scouting reports and opponent preparation.
The Shelbyville, Tenn., native is no stranger to success, winning five conference championships and conpiling a 153-62 record as a collegiate assistant at three schools.
Hodges worked at Chattanooga during the 2004-05 season as a full-time assistant, as the Lady Mocs posted a 25-5 record, won the Southern Conference regular season title and advanced to the WNIT. At UTC, Hodges was responsible for video breakdowns and scouting reports, post player workouts and development, and all team travel. He managed the digital editing system and coordinated all film exchange and the scouting schedule for the Lady Mocs.
He was an undergraduate assistant coach at Tennessee Tech for coach Bill Worrell. During his four years in Cookeville, the Golden Eagles claimed two OVC regular season championships and compiled a 78-42 overall record, including a 26-4 mark in 2000-01 and a 22-8 record in 2001-02. TTU owned the nation's longest winning streak at one point during the 2000-01 season, winning 19 straight contests.
He was responsible for all film exchange and video editing, conducted individual workouts with post players and handled team travel and meals at TTU.
Hodges coaching experience extends to high school when he served as an AAU coach for Shelbyville Sport Shop. He coached in four national tournaments, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004, including the 15-and-under national championship squad that claimed its title in Winston Salem, N.C.
Hodges received his bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Studies in 2004 from Tennessee Tech.