Coach Named Alabama State 50 Under 50

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Tenisha Williams-Jelks, was named to the Alabama State 50 Under 50 this year. An Alumnus of the school, “Coach T” (as her players refer to her) was nominated for this award by three other alumni of ASU. Her community involvement and ways she continues to support the university, along with an interview, completed the criteria necessary for her to be voted in by existing members.

Award Criteria

The award itself recognizes 50 alumni that are under 50 years of age, are excelling in their profession, but most importantly being involved in their community. Coach T has been on the coaching staff at CLS since the 2018-2019 season and is currently wrapping up her second year as head coach. In addition to investing in the athletes of the school, Tenisha has an impressively long list of volunteer activities in the Kenosha and Racine area including:

  • Community Partner with Building our Future
  • Former Board Member and Treasurer of the Urban League of Racine and Kenosha (2019-2021)
  • Volunteer for Beyond College (Annual Spring Break College Tour – Kenosha)
  • Former Treasurer of Acts Church Kenosha
  • Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • AAU Boys Basketball Coach 16 U – World Hoops Elite
  • Operations Manager for HaborPark Jazz Festival for the Mahone Foundation (2021)
  • National Alumni Association for Alabama State University – Milwaukee Chapter
  • Diversity Committee Member – Kenosha Christian Life School
  • Board Member of the African American Chamber of Commerce – Racine
  • Member of Professional Women’s Network of Service 

CLS Basketball

As their season winds down, CLS Lady Eagles are currently 5th in the Midwest Classic Conference (MCC) with an overall record of 11-10. Coach T will lead the girls in their final conference game this Friday, February 18, at home against Heritage Christian. The game begins at 7:15pm. The team will also compete in their first round of regionals home at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 22, against Living Word Lutheran, a team also in the MCC. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the team in their post-season play.