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Deddric Tarver

Deddric Tarver

Head Coach, Men's Basketball

Wallace Drive Campus
Beck Field House

Coach Deddric Tarver has served as the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Gadsden State since 2015. His roles prior to coming to Gadsden State include the associate head men’s basketball coach at Lawson State Community College and assistant head basketball coach at Wenonah High School, where he led the team to a Final Four appearance and a state championship in 2010.

Coach Tarver has led the Gadsden State Cardinals to five winning seasons and has help a number of young athletes to receive scholarships to Division I and Division II schools. In addition, the 2022-23 season will mark Coach Tarver’s 100th career win as a head coach. He also enjoys the annual youth summer camp Gadsden State hosts every June.

Coach Tarver received an undergraduate and master’s degrees from Concordia College and the University of Delaware. He majored in business administration and athletic administration. He also received degrees from Lawson State Community College and a degree in education from Miles College, where he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

He is the grandfather of Kaleb and Khrystian, who enjoy cheering on the Cardinals.