Tiffany Sardin is in her second year as an assistant coach for the Clemson women’s basketball program. Sardin’s first year with the Tigers, 2016-17, was one in which the program achieved a dramatic turnaround. The Tigers won 11 more games than the previous season, earned an 11-2 record in nonconference play, the program’s best since 2003-04, and claimed a win in the 2017 ACC Tournament, the program’s first since 2014.
Sardin came to Clemson from Boston University, where she spent one year as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She coached the team’s guards and forwards and was responsible for scouting reports and film breakdown of the Terriers’ opponents. She also served as the liaison between the coaching staff and the team’s strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer, as well as the compliance staff and community relations department.
Prior to her stint at Boston, Sardin was an assistant coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago for two seasons, from 2013-15, and at Mount Olive College for one season, from 2012-13. She also spent two years as the head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team at William Byrd High School in Vinton, Va.
From 2006-11, Sardin played professional basketball for Madeira Clube Uniao in Portugal, a European Basketball Federation team. During this time, she led the club in scoring and rebounding, and also helped the team to its first Euro Cup appearance.
Sardin played her collegiate basketball at the University of Virginia from 2002-06. Smith was an assistant coach on the Cavalier staff during Sardin’s first two seasons with the program, before accepting the head coaching position at UAB in 2004. Sardin graduated from Virginia in 2006 with a degree in Sociology. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Service, Criminal Justice and Counseling at Liberty University.
2002-06: Played at Virginia (Sociology, ‘06)
2006-11: Played professionally for Madeira Clube Uniao in Portugal
2010-12: Head Coach (Girls Varsity), William Byrd High School (Vinton, Va.)
2012-13: Assistant Coach, Mount Olive College
2013-15: Assistant Coach, University of Illinois at Chicago
2015-16: Assistant Coach, Boston University