Corrinne Tarver is the Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked in higher education for almost 14 years prior to coming to Fisk University. In her role as Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach, Ms. Tarver is charged with all operations associated with the historical launch of the Fisk University gymnastics program, the first ever gymnastics program at an Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
Before joining Fisk University, Ms. Tarver served as the Assistant Gymnastics Coach at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she oversaw floor exercise, choreography, balancing beam, and handled the recruiting efforts. During this time, she helped coach the program to an Ivy League and Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship. Prior to her tenure at the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Tarver was the Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. In addition, Ms. Tarver held the roles of Assistant Commissioner at the Northeast Conference, Assistant Director of Athletic Compliance at Syracuse University, and Assistant Director of Athletics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Ms. Tarver is an alumnus of the University of Georgia, where she became the first Black gymnast to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-Around title in 1989. She was also the NCAA National Floor Exercise Champion (1989) and was a member of two NCAA National Championship teams at the University of Georgia (1987 & 1989). Additionally, Ms. Tarver was a nine-time All-American, two-time Southeastern Conference Champion (1987 & 1990) and All-Southeastern Conference twice (1989 & 1990). She previously earned spots on the USA Gymnastics National Team (1985 & 1986). In 2005, she was inducted into the University of Georgia Circle of Honor, which pays tribute to extraordinary student-athletes and coaches who by their performance and conduct have brought honor to the university and themselves, and who by their actions have contributed to the tradition of the University of Georgia athletics program. Ms. Tarver is also a USA Brevet rated gymnastics judge, the highest rating one can achieve within the USA Gymnastics Developmental Program.
Ms. Tarver hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate Degre from New York Law School. She was raised in Mount Vernon, NY but resides in Hendersonville, TN with her husband Walter and their daughter Tamia.