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Huston-Tillotson University to Announce New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and New Athletic Staff


Huston-Tillotson University to Announce New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and New Athletic Staff

Former Assistant Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach promoted to AD, two new coaches hired

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
11:00 a.m.

Huston-Tillotson University
Downs-Jones Library


After five years as Assistant Athletic Director and 11 years as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, at Huston-Tillotson, Thomas Henderson has been promoted to Athletic Director. The university also hired two new coaches – LaTonya Washington, Women’s Volleyball and Aaron Yancy, Men’s Soccer and Alisha Tootle, Assistant Athletic Director.

HT President and CEO Melva Wallace
HT Sr. VP for Finance and COO Wayne Knox
HT VP for Student Affairs Jonas Vanderbilt
Athletic Director Thomas Henderson
Women’s Volleyball Coach LaTonya Washington
Men’s Soccer Coach Aaron Yancy



Huston-Tillotson University Vickie Jackson, 318-278-5838


About Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University, the first institution of higher education in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown in East Austin. Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study. Huston-Tillotson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees.