Jinks Coleman


Jinks Coleman

Jinks Coleman was the first head coach of the women's basketball team at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 1975-1979. Coleman led the Lady Tigers (then the BenGals) to a 91-32 record before resigning 15 games into the 1978-1979 season.

Coleman coached both basketball and volleyball at LSU from 1973 until 1977, when she was released from her duties as volleyball coach (finishing with a record of 75-22) and allowed to concentrate solely on basketball. Throughout her tenure, however, she was required to teach five physical education classes in addition to her coaching duties. She was succeeded as head volleyball coach by Gerry Owens.

Coleman led the Lady Tigers to a #11 final AP ranking in the 1976-1977 season and to a #10 final AP ranking in the 1977-1978 season. Her teams went to three Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Tournaments, won a state title in 1978, and earned a regional crown in 1977.

In the 1977 AIAW National Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Coleman’s LSU team defeated Western Michigan (91-53), Baylor (71-64), and Immaculata College (74-68), before falling to Margaret Wade’s #1 ranked Delta State team in the national championship game by a score of 68-55. To date, the 1977 team is the only Lady Tiger basketball team to play in a national championship game.

Prior to becoming the first women’s basketball head coach at LSU, Coleman was the head girls’ basketball coach at Monterey High School in Monterey, Louisiana, where she led her team to the 1971 Class B Final Four.

Coleman died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 20, 2000, from cancer. The LSU Lady Tigers’ team locker room is named after her. [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=AD&p_theme=ad&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB4796C4FE8A643&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM Ex-LSU women's basketball coach Coleman, 56, dies] The Advocate, (Oct 21, 2000).]

LSU Head Coaching Record (Women's Basketball)

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