Tim Valentine comes to Georgetown from Elon University where he spent one season with the Phoenix as an assistant coach. He will concentrate on player development, game preparation as well as working with the sports performance staff.
Last season, Elon went 16-14 with a mark of 12-8 in Southern Conference play. The squad had a pair of all-conference performers and five all-academic honorees.
Prior to his time at Elon, Valentine was the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C. In his one season, he helped the Falcons to a 19-11 record, including a 12-6 mark in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
At St. Augustine's, Valentine coached CIAA Player of the Year Allison Sikes and CIAA Rookie of the Year Umeka Benson. Both players earned CIAA All-Tournament honors, while Sikes also picked up all-region and all-state accolades in addition to being named the Heritage Sports Radio Network Division II National Player of the Year.
A Greenville, S.C., native, Valentine served as an assistant coach at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C., from 2007-10. While at SWU, Valentine coached four NCCAA All-Americans and one NAIA All-America honoree. He also taught at the university as an exercise science instructor.
Prior to his arrival at Southern Wesleyan, Valentine was as an assistant coach at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, S.C., and also coached the South Carolina Lady Flames AAU/travel basketball team, leading the Lady Flames to the 2005 15U AAU State Championship, YBOA State Championship and the Reebok Hoops and Dreams Spring Showcase during his tenure.
A national certified Nike/SPARQ trainer, Valentine has developed some of the country's top high school, collegiate and professional basketball and football players. He continues to train Ivory Latta, a former University of North Carolina star and national collegiate player of the year who plays for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. He also trains former UNC player Rashanda McCants who played with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock, former UNC player Kenya McBee and former Clemson standout James Mays in addition to several other NFL and college basketball players throughout the country.
Valentine runs a performance training company named Elite Speed and Strength. He is a member of the Who's Who of Executives and Professionals for Strength and Conditioning, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Black Coaches and Administrators Association.
Valentine earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Southern Wesleyan University with a minor in athletic coaching.
He is married to Catherine and they reside in Washington, D.C.