#TCCBasketball: Zach Settembre named Eagles’ head coach

Zach Settembre is the Eagles' new head men's basketball coach (photo courtesy of Michael Schwarz)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 26, 2019) – Tallahassee Community College director of athletics Rob Chaney has announced the hiring of Zach Settembre as head men's basketball coach.

Settembre, who served as interim head coach since mid-January, is the Eagles' fourth head coach since joining the NJCAA in 1990 and succeeds Mark White, who stepped down from the post in January. 

Settembre coached the final nine games of the 2018-19 season and guided the Eagles to a 5-4 record, highlighted by a win over eventual Panhandle Conference and FCSAA State Champion Northwest Florida State College in the home finale on February 20. 

Tallahassee ended the season with a record of 22-7, 6-6 (third place) in Panhandle Conference play and a No. 7 ranking in Region 8. 

A native of Louisville, Ky., the 28-year old Settembre is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he was a student assistant under hall of fame coach Jim Boeheim from 2009-12. He joined the Eagles' staff last March as a volunteer assistant and was promoted to assistant coach in September. 

TCC will formally introduce Settembre as head coach at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, in the Bill Hebrock Eagledome.