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DeeDee Jarman

B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.S.A., Central Michigan University


In her 18 seasons as head coach, the Kinston, N.C. native DeeDee Jarman has amassed a 269-187 (.560) record, making her the winningest head coach in the history of women’s basketball at Methodist. She ranks first all-time in victories at Methodist, and her winning percentage of .560 ranks second among any Monarch head coach.

Jarman, who garnered the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1999-00, has led her squads to at least a share of three consecutive DIAC regular-season championships, two DIAC Tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament twice. Additionally, Jarman directed the Monarchs to a 24-home game winning streak, a streak that spanned three seasons and broke the school record for most consecutive home wins.

Methodist’s best season during Jarman’s tenure was an impressive 21-5 in the 1999-2000 season. Under her watch, 41 players have received their degrees from Methodist, 23 players have garnered All-Conference honors and two have won DIAC Tournament Most Valuable Player awards.

Prior to the 1997-98 campaign, Jarman spent two years as the assistant coach to 11-year Methodist mentor, Rita Wiggs. Prior to coming to Methodist, Jarman served as the head women’s basketball coach at New Bern High School from 1993-95. During that time, her squads registered a 32-16 record (.667).

Jarman earned a Bachelor of Arts in health and physical education from UNC-Wilmington in 1989, as well as an associate’s degree from Mount Olive College, where she played basketball and softball for two years. In the spring of 2003, she earned her Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Jarman and her husband, Errol, welcomed a daughter, Dawson Michele, to the family on June 2, 2004.