Staff
Head Coach
Dewayne Burroughs

DeWayne Burroughs is in his second season as the head women's basketball coach at Coppin State University in the 2017-18 season.

In his first season, Burroughs and his 2016-17 women’s basketball team earned the No. 6 seed in the MEAC Basketball Tournament with an 8-8 conference record. Freshman center Chance Graham led the Eagles in rebounds with 244 ranking fifth in the MEAC. Graham was named the 2016-17 MEAC Rookie of the Year and was named to the All-MEAC Third Team and All-MEAC Rookie Team honors. Red-shirt junior guard Genesis Lucas earned All-MEAC First Team honors after ranking in the MEAC’s top-10 in eight statistical categories.

Burroughs, a Coppin State alum, previously was at the University of the District of Columbia where he served as the head women’s basketball coach last season and previously as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at UDC from 2011-16.

Burroughs guided his 2015-16 UDC Firebirds to a 21-9 overall record. The squad earned their fourth 20-plus win season and made their fourth appearance in the ECC semifinals both in the last five years. They were ranked ninth in the NCAA Division II East Region poll entering the tournament.

During his four-year tenure as an assistant coach, Burroughs helped the Firebirds reach three NCAA Tournaments (2012, 2014 and 2015), win the program’s first East Coast Conference Tournament Championship (2014) and its first ECC Regular Season Championship (2015), as well as set school single-season records for wins (25) and consecutive wins (14). In 2014-15, the Firebirds were ranked as high as No. 18 and finished No. 22 in the final USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll.

As recruiting coordinator, Burroughs brought in three All-ECC performers: Denikka Brent, Telisha Turner and Tajruba Baldwin-Kollore. Brent was an ECC All-Rookie Team selection in 2012, a two-time First Team All-ECC performer in 2013-14 and 2014-15, the 2014-15 ECC Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team Daktronics All-East Region selection. Turner was a First Team All-ECC performer in 2013-14 and a Second Team All-ECC selection in 2014-15. She was also the ECC Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2014. Baldwin-Kollore (Criminal Justice – Newport News, VA/Denbigh HS), who is one of nine returning student-athletes from last year’s record-setting squad, was an All-ECC Honorable Mention selection last season.

Burroughs' previous college coaching stops were Chesapeake College and Bowie State University. While at Bowie State, Burroughs served as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator. He helped guide BSU to two 9th-place Atlantic Region rankings, two Eastern Division titles and two CIAA Finals appearances. Burroughs also recruited two CIAA defensive players of the year, three CIAA All-Rookie team selections and several players that went on to earn CIAA All-Conference honors.

Before advancing to the college level, Burroughs served as head coach at Woodlawn High School, St. Paul School for Girls, and Northwestern High School. He compiled a high school coaching record of 143-40. While at Woodlawn High School, Burroughs won four Baltimore County Championships and three Regional Championships, and earned one State Semi-final appearance and two State Final appearances.

Burroughs also served as an AAU coach for Maryland Freeplay from 1991-2006. He produced numerous student-athletes that went on to very successful playing careers and are now coaching on the high school and collegiate levels.

Burroughs played baseball at his alma mater Coppin State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sports Management. He was recently inducted into the Coppin State University Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Burroughs later went on to receive his Masters Degree from Mountain State University in Organizational and Strategic Leadership.

Burroughs is married to the former Tabby Rideout (Columbia, MD) and they are the parents of three children: Kristina, Christopher and Stephanie.

Associate Head Coach
Jazmone Turner

Jazmone Turner is entering her first season as Associate Head Coach at Coppin State University. Turner earned her undergraduate degree from Muskingum University where she studied health and physical education. Turner finished her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio Valley University in 2016. She is currently pursing another masters in Professional Sports Administration at Ohio University.

Turner began her collegiate coaching career as graduate assistant at Ohio Valley University in 2014. Soon after she became interim head coach of the Fighting Scots during the 2015-2016 season. Turner was later named Head Coach of Ohio Valley’s women’ basketball program. During this time Turner led the Fighting Scots to their first appearance to the GMAC conference tournament.

Turner played three years of collegiate basketball at Muskingum University. After graduating from Muskingum, she immediately began her coaching career on the high school level. She was an assistant coach at Trotwood Madison High School from 2012-2013. After completing one year at Trotwood Madison High School, Turner was offered the junior-varsity head coaching job at Northmont High School where she also assisted on the varsity teams’ bench from 2013-2014. Turner also spent time coaching AAU with All-Ohio EBYL team.

Turner is a native of Dayton Ohio. She graduated from Trotwood Madison High School. Jazmone is supported by her family: grandmother Beverly Wrotham, mother Andrea Wortham, and sister Jordyn Calhoun.

Assistant Coach
Carnell Arrington

Coach Carnell Arrington returns to Coppin State Athletics for the 2017-18 season as a member of the women's basketball program. Coach Arrington had spent the last four years working as director of basketball operations for the men's basketball program.

Arrington served as an assistant varsity basketball coach at St. Paul’s School where he helped the team win the 2014 MIAA B Conference Championship. He was involved in every aspect of the highly competitive St. Paul’s private school program. He led the recruiting efforts for the varsity basketball team, analyzed transcripts, edited game film, coordinated and constructed a daily practice plan.

In addition, Arrington coordinated all home and away pre-game meals and team trips. He also coordinated team fundraising projects, such as concession stands to raise for trips and equipment. He also assisted in the day-to-day operation of the St. Paul’s Summer League which consists of over 35 teams and the operation of a 30-team AAU tournament. Arrington also assisted in marketing efforts for the team’s summer, spring and fall youth basketball camps.

Prior to working at St. Paul’s School, Arrington was the director of player development at Team Slice AAU Basketball Club and was the head basketball coach at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School.

A Morgan State graduate with a degree in elementary education, Arrington has served as a coach for the Hoop Group Baltimore Top 100 in 2014. He was a counselor at the Coach Wooten and Seth Goldberg’s Basketball Camps.

Arrington lives in Baltimore with his wife Lakisha and two sons Kobe and Jabari.