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Alcorn State announces hiring of Montez Robinson as head coach


Bethune-Cookman Athletics

The final vacancy on the college basketball head coaching carousel has been filled.

Sunday evening Alcorn State announced the hiring of Montez Robinson as head coach according to News Channel 12 in Jackson, Mississippi. Robinson replaces Luther Riley, whose contract was not renewed at the end of the 2014-15 season, and he spent the last four seasons on the coaching staff at Bethune-Cookman.

Prior to that spent six seasons at Kennesaw State as the Owls made their transition from Division II to Division I.

“It’s extremely exciting to become the head men’s basketball coach at Alcorn State University where knowledge and character is the emphasis both on the court and in the classroom,” Robinson said in a release. “Alcorn has an impressive vision for the basketball program and I am looking forward to building a foundation of success. I cannot wait to start working with current players and incoming freshmen.”

Alcorn State’s top four scorers from last season have eligibility remaining, including guard LeAntwan Luckett who would be a senior next season. Of course with coaching changes the roster can be a bit of a fluid situation, so Robinson will have some work to do in that regard.

Alcorn State finished the 2014-15 season with a 6-26 record, going 4-14 in SWAC play.