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Alma Mater: Southern Miss, 2002
Jordan Dupuy begins his fifth season with the Lady Eagle basketball program. Two of his last three recruiting classes have been tops in the league. In his first season, the team accomplished another 20-win season. His duties include high school and junior college recruiting, game preparation and scouting, scheduling and monitoring academic progress.
In his first season, the team accomplished another 20-win season. His duties include high school and junior college recruiting, game preparation and scouting, scheduling and monitoring academic progress.
Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Dupuy spent four years as a teacher and coach at the high school level, including the last two spent at Oak Grove High School. He taught government and economics and was an assistant coach for the boys' and girls' basketball teams and fastpitch softball at Oak Grove. During his tenure, he was instrumental in helping the girls' basketball team record their first 20-win season in several years.
Being no stranger to the Golden Eagle basketball programs, Dupuy worked with the Golden Eagle men's basketball program for six seasons as a manager, graduate assistant and director of basketball operations. As director of operations, his duties included travel, overseeing the managers, monitoring academic progress as well as assisting in film exchange and scouting.
The Baton Rouge, La., native received his bachelor's degree in coaching and sport administration in 2002 and a master's degree in 2003 from Southern Miss.
He is married to the former Elizabeth Goodson and the couple has two children, Alex and Madison.
Alma Mater: Georgia Southwestern State, 2004
Tomekia Reed begins her third season with the Lady Eagle Basketball program. Her responsibilities include all aspects of recruiting, assisting in all aspects of the Lady Eagle basketball camps, on-the-floor coaching working primarily with the post players in skill development, scouting opponents and film breakdown, as well as community relations and service and assisting in the mentoring program.
Reed comes to Southern Miss spending last season with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette women's basketball program as an assistant coach.
Prior to UL, Reed spent three seasons at Jackson State. While there, she served as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator on the Tigers' staff. Reed also worked with the post players at JSU and served as the team's academic liaison. Other responsibilities included strength and conditioning liaison, player development, community service coordinator and summer basketball camp coordinator.
She tutored the 2006-07 SWAC Player of the Year (Shelita Burns) and helped head coach Denise Taylor rebuild the JSU program into a perennial winner and contender for the Southwestern Athletic Conference title.
The Tigers claimed the SWAC regular season championship and made a WNIT appearance in 2006-07. The 2007-08 JSU squad captured the SWAC Tournament championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Reed, a native of Jackson, Miss., began her coaching career at South Georgia Technical College, where she served as assistant women's basketball coach for three seasons. She signed two of Georgia's top athletes and one of Mississippi's finest Dandy Dozen players.
Reed received an Associate Degree in Sports Medicine from Hinds Community College after transferring from Southern Miss following her freshman season. She then, attended Georgia Southwestern State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in exercise science from GSSU.
A former player, Reed was named most valuable player, led the team in scoring and rebounding while at Hinds. She was second in the conference in scoring and first in the conference in rebounding. Reed was named MJCAA first-team for her effort.
While at Southern Miss, Reed received the coach's award, was named most improved player and helped the team make it to the WNIT versus Georgia Tech in the 1999-2000 season.
At Georgia Southwestern State she led the team in scoring and was named team most valuable player.
Reed is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and is the daughter of John and Cazinova Reed.
Director of Basketball Operations
Alma Mater: PRCC, 1995
Melinda Clanton begins her second season with the first season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Lady Eagle program. Her duties will include coordinating team travel, marketing, directing public relations and speaking events for the program, assisting with equipment, liaison for "The Wings", coordinating the annual golf tournament and summer camps as well as assisting in monitoring the players' academic progress.
Prior to joining the Lady Eagle basketball staff, Clanton worked in private business for the past 19 years and most recently as Vice President of Clanton, Inc., as an owner of a local fast food and casual dining restaurant. While working there, her duties include supervising of employees, maintaining all bookkeeping records, handling all new hires and marketing for the store.
The Carriere, Miss., native earned a degree in accounting from Pearl River Community College in 1995. She is married to Tim Clanton of Dadeville, Ala., and the couple has two children, Whitney and Chase.
Alma Mater: Tennessee-Martin, 2011
Mack Gardner is in his first season with the Southern Miss basketball program serving as a graduate assistant.
Prior to joining Southern Miss, Gardner was a student assistant at Tennessee-Martin for one season.
Gardner earned a bachelor's degree in physical education K-12. The Lexington, Tenn., native graduated from Lexington High School in 2006.
While at LHS, Gardner played basketball, football, golf and tennis. He was also on the Student Council and Renaissance Club. He was selected to Who's Who Among High School Students and was among the top 10 finalists in the state of Tennessee for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. On the hardwood, Gardner was a 4 time All-District selection, 2 time All-Region, All-State one year and was selected to play in the East-West All-Star game his senior year. Gardner also holds the TSSAA record for most assists in a career with 787. Was a member of the 2003 A-AA State Championship golf team at LHS. Voted All-Region in football his senior year while LHS had a perfect regular season and made it to the state quarterfinals.
Gardner is the son of Tim and Tina Gardner.