About Justin Tatum


Early Life and Basketball

Justin Tatum is in his 6th season as the Boys’ Head Basketball Coach at his alma mater of Christian Brothers College High School (CBC). Justin Tatum ranks as one of the premier Head Coaches in the state of Missouri with a record of 216 wins and 94 loses over the past 12 years.

Justin played high school basketball at CBC where he helped lead the Cadets to a state title in 1997.  He attended College at Saint Louis University (SLU) where he received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He helped lead the SLU Billikens to a Conference Championship in 2000 and made an NCAA appearance under Coach Lorenzo Romar. During Justin’s time at SLU he was named the Conference USA First Team All Defense player and was ranked 6th in blocked shots at SLU.

Coach Tatum

Justin Tatum has since transitioned from basketball player to basketball coach. Coach Tatum has been to state four times where he took 3rd place in 2010 and 2011.  In 2012, he took home the State Championship with the Soldan Tigers and in 2014 he took home the State Championship with CBC High School.  He has won three Public High League (PHL) Conferences with three  District Championships.  He has also won two Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) championships (one in 2014 and one outright in 2019) with five district championships.  In 2012, Tatum was recognized as Coach of the Year.

Over Coach Tatum’s eleven years of coaching, he has guided players to many levels of basketball with fourteen players going Division I in College and nine in Division II and other levels.  Coach Tatum also has ties to many other successful student athletes who have gone on to achieve academic and athletic success after high school graduation including playing at the professional level. 

Youth Camps

Coach Tatum has provided leadership and been very involved in his own youth camps for the last eleven years with summer camps held at CBC High School for the last six years.  The camps are well attended and give school age students the opportunity to meet new friends, learn and love the game of basketball, and get instruction from other area coaches and players. 

Justin...the Dad

Justin Tatum has three children, Jayson (21), Jaycob (15), and Kayden (4).  His son Jayson played high school basketball locally at Chaminade College  Preparatory School.  Upon graduation, Jayson attended Duke University and in June 2017 he was selected as third overall draft pick to the Boston Celtics.  


High School memories

Justin Tatum and CBC Basketball