Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Auburn Tigers Tidbits 4.3.12: Baseball Takes on Jacksonville State, Auburn Women's Basketball Snags Georgetown Coach

Auburn HC Terri Williams-Flournoy
Photo via Washington Post

The Lady Tigers basketball team have a new coach. Terri Williams-Flournoy has been hired as the Tigers sixth head coach for women's basketball. More to that later.

Auburn had a very productive weekend with a number of teams in action. The Tigers 4x100m relay team set the standard for the season with a win at the Texas Relays. The Tigers won the event with a 38.30 relay, the fourth best time in NCAA history and fastest in the world for 2012.

The Tigers relay team consisted of former Tigers receiver Harry Adams, Marcus Rowland, Michael DeHaven and Keenan Brock.

This weekend will be action packed again with a ton of Tigers teams in action. Men's golf, men's and women's tennis, baseball, softball and gymnastics will all be in competition.

Today, the only Tigers in action is the baseball team as they are set to host Jacksonville State.


Jacksonville State Gamecocks (10-17) vs. No. 23 Auburn Tigers (17-11)
Auburn, Ala. 6 p.m. CT
Plainsman Park

The Auburn Tigers are coming off of a series win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs this past weekend. The Tigers dropped the first game of the series, sweeping the final two games for the series victory.

Today the Tigers take on the Gamecocks from Jacksonville State who bring a losing record to Auburn. Auburn is 6-1 in their midweek games, with Jon Luke Jacobs being a big part of that success. He has gone 4-0 this season with a 2.08 ERA.

Jacobs will take to the mound against Bradley Raulston.

The Tigers will be looking to continue their mid-week magic as they have outscored their opponent 68-17 during the week.

Auburn Women Land Basketball Coaching Star

The Tigers went big in their women's basketball coaching search landing Georgetown HC Terri Williams-Flournoy. Williams-Flournoy has been with the Hoyas for eight seasons, leading the Hoyas to the NCAA tournament three consecutive times from 2010-2012.

The Tigers recently saw long time coach and legend Nel Fortner retire from the Tigers head position.

Williams-Flournoy steps into a program that has been built to win, and with the new Auburn Arena at her disposal, she inherits a program with facilities that are among the best in the country.

When asked about the hire, Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs said "we are thrilled to welcome Terri Williams-Flournoy into the Auburn Family." That will be an understatement if the expectations that will follow this hire are met.

Auburn now has two elite level recruiters and coaches running its basketball programs. With the coaching and recruiting passion that Williams-Flournoy brings to Auburn, the Tigers will be among the most dangerous basketball schools in the country in the near future.