TJ Rosene is entering his fifth year as the EC men's head basketball coach. He is beginning his ninth year as a head coach in the SSAC. In four years at Emmanuel College TJ Rosene has reached unprecedented heights in school history. In four years at Emmanuel he has amassed an 88-46 record including three 20 win seasons in a row.
In 2010-2011: (26-8) This year was another banner season for the Lions. Rosene lead the Lions to the schools first ever Southern States Athletic Conference Championship in any sport. He also lead Emmanuel to the NAIA National Tournament for only the second time in school history- the first ever appearance came in Rosenes first year at Emmanuel. Rosene is particularly proud of the team not only for its on court accomplishments, but off the court as well. The 2010-2011 Lions received the SSAC Sportsmanship Team of the Year Award. Coach Rosene was named SSAC Coach of the Year and NCCAA South Regional Coach of the Year. Rosenes first 4 year recruit to Emmanuel ,Tedrick Hudson, eclipsed the 2,000 point mark and was named a 3 time All Conference Player of the Year all while carrying a 3.4 GPA. Rosene also landed another Freshman of the Year in Michael Stanley. The point guard who was a first team all-state player in Alabama lead the team in minutes played. Also for the
second time in 4 years Rosene had a player named a National NAIA Champion of Character Recipient. This award was presented to Junior Graham Maxwell (1 of 4 in the NAIA). Maxwell was also an All-Region player who carries a 3.3 GPA. The Lions had 4 top 25 victories including an upset of #2 Mountain State. The Lions finished with a national ranking of #21 in the NAIA.
In 2010-2009: (21-11) This season produced the Lions first ever NAIA national ranking getting as high as #20. The Lions were 20-5 at one point before losing their top 2 scores to injuries, one being a season -ending injury and the other a 6 game injury. The Lions were in the top 4 in points per game, offensive field goal %, and Defensive field goal percentage in the SSAC. Tedrick Hudson was named all-conference.
In 2009-2008: (25-10) This particular was a year to remember in Emmanuel College history. The Lions brought home the NCCAA National Championship. This was the first national championship in any sport in school history. The Lions got better as the year went on. They won 12 of their last 14 games in route to the Championship. Rosene was named NCCAA National Coach of the Year, South Regional Coach of the Year, and SSAC Coach of the Year. The lions lead the SSAC in points per game. Tedrick Hudson and Ben Brimm were SSAC All-Conference players with Hudson being named an NAIA All-American honorable mention.
In 2008-2007: (16-17) Rosenes first season at Emmanuel was a challenging, but rewarding year. Rosene took over the helm late in the summer and brought in 12 new players. Being a young team, they grew throughout the year before getting hot in the conference tournament and landing the schools first ever NAIA national tournament bid. Ray Raines was named to the SSAC All-Conference team. Two Lions were named to the All-Freshman team with Tedrick Hudson being named Freshman of the Year. Micah Hayes was 1 of 4 to receive NAIA National Champion of Character, award in the entire NAIA.
Coaching Reinhardt University: Rosene got his first head college coaching job at the age of 24. He led the Reinhardt University Womens program to new heights before taking over the mens program for two years. In both the second and third year as the Womens head coach he lead the program to back to back 20 win seasons for the first time in school history. Both were school records for wins.
He was named Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Coach of the Year in 2004. He had 4 All Conference players and 2 conference Freshman of the year (1 men and 1 women). He also coached the NAIAs leading scorer in Brandon Jennings. Rosene left his alma mater in 2007 to take over at Emmanuel College.