Darren Higgins is entering his third season on the Tusculum coaching staff and second as a full-time assistant coach in 2019-20. During his first season with the Pioneers while serving as a volunteer assistant coach, he planned and conducted guard and post player individual skill sessions, assisted with practice planning and conducting practices.
Higgins served as a student manager/intern at East Tennessee State University during the 2016-17 season. The Bucs finished with a 27-8 overall record while capturing the Southern Conference Championship and earned a berth to the NCAA Division I Tournament.
In the 2015-16 season Higgins served as an assistant coach at David Crockett High School and helped the Pioneers finish 22-5 overall and 13-0 in conference play. Crockett HS won the regional championship and advanced to the TSSAA State Tournament for the first time in school history.
He has extensive basketball camp staff experience at the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Appalachian State University, Milligan College and King University.
Higgins is native of Knoxville, Tennessee and played his prep career at Bearden High School.
Darren, a 2018 graduate of ETSU, is married to Isis Higgins and they have two daughters, Victoria and Sofia.