HEAD COACH CHARLES MARSHALL
Charles Marshall enters his third season as the head coach of the West Virginia State University Women’s Basketball program.
Since his arrival the Yellow Jackets have been steadily moving up in the MEC standings. The season prior to Marshall taking over WVSU finished eighth in the league.
His first campaign ended with the Jackets in sixth place and this past season they moved up to third and earned a spot in the MEC tournament semifinals.
Marshall is a native of Louisville, KY where his foundation of basketball begin. Marshall is recognized as an adamant recruiter, a passionate student and teacher of the game of basketball. As a student of the game Marshall recognizes his every encounter with the game of basketball has molded him into the coach he is today. His love for the sport transcends the court and is infectious for all those he comes in to contact with.
Marshall comes to West Virginia State University after finishing his third season as Head Women’s Basketball Coach of Glenville State College. Each of his years as head coach resulted in MEC tournament quarterfinals or beyond.
Marshall finished his 2015-2016 season with a record of 17-12. His team finished MEC regular season 4th after being picked to finish 8th by pre-season poll. His squad made it to the MEC quarter-finals. With him at the helm, Marshall’s team led the Nation in scoring (89.2), in 3pt FG per game (avg.13) totaling (377), his team also led the nation in offensive rebounds per game (19).
In Marshall’s second year as Head Women’s Basketball Coach 2014-2015 his team made it to the MEC second round after losing 8 seniors the previous season.
His first year as Head Coach of GSC 2013-2014 Marshall led his team to a record of 29-4. Coach Marshall’s first year season accomplishments include being Inaugural Mountain East Conference regular season Champions. Marshall’s team also finished as MEC Tournament Champions. The team was ranked #1 seed in Atlantic Region, as well as finished with a #9 final ranking in NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. His team led the nation in scoring with (97.2) pts. Led the nation in 3pt FG per game (11.6). They led the nation in assist/turnover ratio (1.52). Marshall’s squad led the nation with a turnover margin (12.48) and led the nation with fewest turnovers per game (11.1).
Coach Marshall served as assistant coach to Bunky Harkleroad at Glenville State College in Glenville, WV during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, which included a record of 24-9 and the WVIAC Conference Tournament Championship for the Lady Pioneers in 2010-11, ultimately resulting in a NCAA Tournament appearance. The 2011-12 season resulted in consecutive conference championship game appearance with a record of 23-7.
Coach Marshall also served as an assistant coach at Berea College in Berea, K.Y. from 2004-05. During that season Marshall helped the team accomplish a 20 win season and the team broke multiple national NAIA records that season as well.
Marshall begin his college basketball career playing for NAIA Hall of Fame coach Roland Wierwille and ended his college career playing for his now mentor, Coach John Mills.
As a Berea College freshman, Marshall was a key contributor to a team that advanced to the NAIA Final Four for the first and only time in school history. After his senior season, he was named KIAC 1st Team All-Conference and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American after averaging 18.3 points per game and leading the Mountaineers to another berth in the NAIA National Tournament. He was also honorably inducted into the Berea College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Laying his foundation as a player, Marshall enjoyed a successful prep career at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, K.Y., one of the top high school programs in the State of Kentucky. As a senior, he hit the game-winning shot to send his team to the state tournament.
Marshall graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology in 2004.
Marshall and his wife Sharonda (Ephraim) have three daughters: Jordyn (15), Jayli (11), and Jiya (9).