Charlene Thomas-Swinson

Charlene Thomas-Swinson (born December 11, 1965) was the head women's basketball coach at Tulsa, where she was let go after six seasons. Her overall record as a head coach stands at 61-86 in five seasons. The 2006 team earned the Conference USA championship, and an NCAA tournament appearance. For that, she earned conference coach of the year honors.[1]

Charlene Thomas-Swinson
Current position
Record96–164 (.369)
Biographical details
Born (1965-12-11) December 11, 1965
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1992Columbia Union College (Asst.)
1992–1996Auburn (Asst.)
1996–1999St. John's
1999–2002Orlando Miracle (Asst.)
2002–2005Florida (Asst.)
2015–presentLouisiana State (Asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall96–164 (.369)
Accomplishments and honors
1 C-USA Women's Basketball Tournament title (2006)
1 C-USA regular season title (2006)
2006 C-USA Coach of the Year

In the first round of the WNCAA tournament, Tulsa upset fifth seeded NC State, and made itself heard on the national stage. She previously served as an assistant coach at Auburn, and Florida, in the SEC. From 1999 to 2002, she served as an assistant coach in the WNBA, for the Orlando Miracle.

From 1996 to 1999, she was the head coach at St. John's. She was a college basketball player at Auburn. The Tigers posted a 99-24 mark, with her as a player. She led the team to its first regular season SEC title in 1987. Auburn won the tournament title, and advanced to the elite eight during her junior season.

Auburn statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
1983-84 Auburn 29 197 52.0% 52.5% 4.7 0.6 1.0 0.0 6.8
1984-85 Auburn 31 307 50.3% 61.8% 7.4 0.8 1.5 0.8 9.9
1985-86 Auburn 30 228 48.3% 57.6% 6.7 0.9 1.6 0.3 7.6
1986-87 Auburn 33 231 56.6% 59.3% 5.9 1.2 1.4 0.6 7.0
TOTAL Auburn 123 963 53.6% 56.8% 6.2 0.9 1.4 0.4 7.8


  1. "Player Bio: Charlene Thomas-Swinson - Women's Basketball". 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  2. "Auburn Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-08.
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