Former Savannah State football assistant Ivy Williams has joined the coaching staff at Fort Valley State. Williams comes to FVSU after spending time as an assistant at Northwestern Oklahoma. Before coaching in Oklahoma, Williams spent four years at SSU where he coached running backs. Williams’ coaching resume includes stops at Marshall, Kansas State, New Mexico State, Kansas, Arizona State, Akron, Texas Tech, Alabama and the Detroit Lions. Williams, 60, will coach wide receivers at FVSU.
McNair Laid To
Former professional football player Steven LaTreal McNair, 36, was laid to rest on July 11 in Prentiss, Mississippi. Funeral services were held for the former Alcorn State football star on the campus of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He is survived by his wife, Jonula Mechelle McNair; children, Steven L., Steven O., Tyler and Trenton; mother, Lucille McNair; father, Selma McNair; brothers, Fred, Tim, Jason, and Michael. McNair’s remains lied in state at Reeves Funeral Home in Mt. Olive, MS on Friday, July 10. Rev. James Dampier officiated the funeral.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball head coach Perry Clark has named former South Carolina State and Tennessee State head coach Cy Alexander as his new associate head coach. Alexander, who most recently served as the head coach at Tennessee State, has 24 years of head coaching experience and has a career record of 344-306. In six seasons with the Tigers, he led the team to a 67-107 mark. Prior to taking over the Tiger program, Alexander spent 16 seasons at South Carolina State. In Orangeburg, S.C., he led the Bulldogs to five seasons of 20-plus wins. During his tenure, Alexander directed the Bulldogs to five NCAA Tournaments and five MEAC championships. He posted a 277-202 won-loss record, making him the winningest coach in MEAC and SCSU history, as the Bulldogs finished first or second in the MEAC in all but one of his final 12 seasons. The program was named the American Sports Wire Black College National Champions three times (1996, 1998, and 2000) under Alexander’s guidance.
Jackson State AD
Jackson State University has extended Athletics Director Robert Braddy’s contract through June 30, 2010. During his tenure as AD, JSU has won the Southwestern Athletic Conference Dr. James Frank Commissioner’s Cup Award for all-sports competition three consecutive years. In 2000, Braddy served as interim AD and the Tigers won the conference award. Also, JSU football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, have won conference championships under Braddy.