Sheldon Everett enters his second season on the Miami University men’s basketball staff after joining the program in May 2012. He is in his sixth year as an assistant coach.
In addition to his day-to-day work with the team, Everett helps coordinate the recruiting efforts for the RedHawks. He has been instrumental in bringing in a diverse class of newcomers to add to a solid nucleus of returners in 2013-14. Everett also oversees the development of Miami’s guards.
Everett came to Miami after three seasons (2009-12) as an assistant coach with the men's basketball program at Tennessee State under Coach Cooper. He helped Tennessee State to a 20-13 record in 2011-12, the program's first winning record since 1995-96 and the Tigers' first 20-win season in 32 years. The team knocked off seventh-ranked Murray State on Feb. 9, 2012, 72-68, one of just two losses for the Racers, and defeated their first SEC opponent when the Tigers upset South Carolina, 64-63. TSU nearly earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament, falling to Murray State by two points in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament final. The Tigers did earn a bid to the 2012 CIT.
Prior to his time on the men's basketball staff, Everett spent a one-year stint (2008-09) as an assistant coach with the Tigers' women's basketball program. During his time on the TSU women's basketball staff, Everett helped the team to its first winning record in 14 years.
Everett joined the Tennessee State staff after spending the 2007-08 season as the director of basketball operations at his alma mater, South Carolina, under head coach Dave Odom. In addition to his duties with the Gamecocks, he also served as a mentor to several student-athletes such as All-SEC point guard Devan Downey and All-SEC forwards Dominique Archie and Mike Holmes.
While at South Carolina, Everett served as an assistant coach for the American Team of the 2008 DiGiorno College All-Star Game presented by the NABC at the 2008 NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.
Everett was a two-year letterwinner and two-time SEC All-Academic Team selection at South Carolina, helping the Gamecocks to a 23-11 record and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2004.
He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in management and marketing from the Darla Moore School of Business at South Carolina in 2004.