Tommy Gaither

Tommy Gaither (born April 27, 1947)

Teams coached: Charleston Southern Buccaneers, Morehead State Eagles
Charleston Southern record: 70-46 (.603)
Morehead State record: 52-64 (.448)
Overall record: 122-110 (.526)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1987-1991 Morehead State
1983-1987 Baptist College of Charleston
19??-1983 Gardner-Webb (assoc. HC)
1975-19?? Clemson (asst)

Tommy Gaither Facts

  • Tommy Gaither
  • Born April 27, 1947
  • Hometown: town
  • Alma Mater: Clemson University (BA, 1969)
  • Started out coaching at the high school level in South Carolina before getting into the college ranks as an assistant at alma mater Clemson, where he worked under head coach Bill C. Foster
  • Later worked as associate head coach under Jim Wiles at Gardner-Webb before getting his first head coaching job
  • Hired in 1983 to be the head coach at Baptist College of Charleston (now know as Charleston Southern)
  • Left for the Morehead State job in 1987 and served as head coach of the Eagles for four seasons
    • Did not have the same success, going 52-64 overall before resigning in March 1991
  • Returned to the high school level, working as a coach and school administrator at Georgetown County schools in Kentucky; retired in 2011
    • Following his retirement, Gaither has worked in professional sales training and coaching

Tommy Gaither Coaching Tree

  • Jim Boone (Greeensboro, Arkansas-Fort Smith, Delta State, West Virginia Wesleyan, Tusculum, Eastern Michigan, Robert Morris, California PA)
  • Jeff Burkhamer (West Florida, Lander, Armstrong State)
  • Donnie Tyndall (Grand Rapids Drive, Tennessee, Southern Miss, Morehead State)