Tr'eka McMillian begins her first season as an assistant with the Western Carolina University women's basketball team after spending one season as the Head Coach at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C. She will work with post player development handle scheduling, handle equipment, be involved in scouting opponents and serve as the community service liaison. In Guilford Technical Community College's inaugural basketball season, McMillian led the Lady Titans to a 22-8 record, tied for first place in the league with a 7-2 mark, and won the NJCAA Region X Tournament. A season-ending loss kept GTCC out of the Sweet 16 in Division I National Tournament.
It was her second time building a team from the ground up. The first time was at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minnesota. She revived a program that was dormant in 1999 and in 2004 led her team to a NJCAA Division III national championship. She was national coach of the year and Region XIII coach of the year in 2004. She has also snagged Coach of the Year in the Minnesota Community College Conference in 2001 and 2002.
McMillian has16 years of coaching experience at different levels of basketball. She has an overall record of 103-39 as a head coach.
She started her collegiate coaching career at the University of Minnesota in 1993 as an assistant working with the post player development and recruiting.
McMillian then spent three years working with the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, serving as the equipment manager and director of basketball operations. In her final season with the Lynx, she was an assistant coach and worked with Olympian Katie Smith.
McMillian, a graduate of the University of South Carolina was captain of her USC team her last two years and was a teammate of Lady Catamount Head Coach Karen Middleton. She received a dual degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training at Southern Carolina. McMillian received her master's degree in Sport Administration from Minnesota.
McMillian has also coached high school in both South Carolina and Georgia and AAU teams in Georgia, Minnesota and North Carolina. McMillian believes in coaching the all-around student-athlete which lends to her philosophy "It's not just about basketball; it's about life."