The Washington, D.C., native is in his 17th season on the Delaware State men's basketball staff. He was hired as an assistant coach prior to the 2000-01 season.
A former collegiate point guard, Tyson was instrumental in the development of former Hornet guard Jay Threatt (2009-12), who set DSU career records for assists (459) and steals (253). Threatt was a two-time NCAA single season steals champion. The Hornets were tops in the MEAC in steals during the 2010-11 season (8.4 pg) and third in the 2011-12 (7.9) and 2009-10 (8.2) campaigns.
From 2004 to '07 as an assistant coach, Tyson helped lead Delaware State to three consecutive MEAC regular season titles, during which the Hornets posted a league record of 46-8 (.850). The Hornets appeared in three consecutive MEAC Tournament championship games, capturing the title and accompanying NCAA Tournament berth in 2005. The following year, Delaware State defeated Northern Arizona on the road in the National Invitation Tournament for the team's only national post-season win. The Hornets also appeared in the 2007 National Invitation Tournament.
Prior to joining the Delaware State staff, Tyson served two years as Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Durham, NC. He previously served as head girls basketball coach at Durham High School.
Tyson earned four letters as a member of the North Carolina Central University basketball team from 1980 to '84. He was starting point guard his last three seasons. Tyson was a scholastic all-star at Spingarn High School in Washington, DC. He helped lead the school to a national number one ranking, and competed in the 1980 U.S. High School All-Star Game in Akron, Ohio.
Tyson earned a bachelor's in Therapeutic Recreation from North Carolina Central in 1984, and is currently pursuing a master's degree.
Arthur and wife Terry have two children, Arthur II and Salea'.