Clark Atlanta University assistant women’s basketball coach Tony Bailey has been named acting head coach for the Lady Panthers while head coach Yolanda Moore remains on an official leave of absence.

Bailey was Moore’s lead assistant during a 2017-2018 season in which the Lady Panthers won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference East Division regular season title and the SIAC Women’s Basketball Tournament championship. The Lady Panthers earned an NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament bid and finished the season with a 20-9 record.

Before coming to CAU, Bailey spent three seasons as an assistant women’s basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of West Georgia. A native of Villa Rica, Ga., Bailey was a national NJCAA All-American and All-Region player for East Central Community College (MS) from 1991-1992 before going to Murray State University and then the University of West Georgia. At West Georgia, Bailey was the nation’s third-leading scorer, averaging 25.2 points per game and helping West Georgia to a conference championship and an NCAA tournament appearance in 1994.

Bailey earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management and psychology from West Georgia and his master’s degree in sport management with a concentration in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

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