Jamison is in her third year as assistant coach for Texas A&M. In Jamison's first year on staff the Aggies won the Big 12 Championship title and finished No. 6 at the NCAA Championships. Jamison helped ease the Aggies transition into the Southeastern Conference in her second season when the team placed 2nd in the SEC and ranked No. 4 at the NCAA Championships in 2013 to match their highest national finish. The Aggies are on a seven-season consecutive top 10 streak that Jamison is helping to keep alive.
A decorated swimmer and talented coach, former University of Pittsburgh assistant Tanica Jamison was hired at Texas A&M on July 7, 2011 by Aggie head coach Steve Bultman.
Jamison worked closely with the sprinter and middle distance groups for the Pitt's men's and women's swimming and diving teams during her time there, and also served as the head senior coach of Team Pittsburgh. In 2010-11, Panther swimmers earned five All-Big East awards and broke four school records.
In addition to her strong coaching resumé, Jamison remains a competitive swimmer. In 2010, Jamison shattered six national age group records at the U.S. Masters Short Course Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. Jamison is a two-time U.S. National Champion, a World University Games gold medalist and a two-time U.S. Olympic Trials finalist.
An 11-time All-American and two-time NCAA Champion at the University of Texas under then-head coach Jill Sterkel, Jamison was the 2000 Big 12 Freshman and Newcomer of the Year, earned the Leadership Award in 2001 and 2002, was a two-time team captain and was selected as the team's Most Valuable Swimmer in 2003. Jamison already has a number of connections to the current Aggie roster after serving as a coach with the Longhorn Aquatics swim team.
Jamison joined a Texas A&M program that had won three Big 12 team titles in the last five years and had finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships the last five seasons.
Jamison has a long-time association with the National Diversity Select Camp, which began when she was a three-time participant in the mid-1990s and continued when she was invited to serve as a National Team athletic representative in 2007 and head coach 2011. The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based camp's purpose is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.
Jamison was also honored to lead the first Eastern Zone Diversity Swim camp in Philadelphia, Pa. in June of 2011. Jamison was named a minority pioneer in the sport of swimming and diving when she was honored at the Black Heritage Swim Meet in Cary, N.C. in May 2011.
Born in Monongahela, Pa, Jamison graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in applied learning and development in 2003.