Winston-Salem State alum and the first female assistant commissioner in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Dee Todd, will be the featured speaker at the CIAA Women's Tipoff Banquet, Sunday evening in Raleigh. Another CIAA alum, Richard "Pee Wee" Kirkland, will be the keynote speaker at the Men's Tipoff Banquet, Tuesday night. Kirkland earned All-CIAA honors while attending Norfolk State.
Six honorees will be inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame during the conference tournament next week. Herman Boone, "Pee Wee" Kirkland, John Baker, Dee Todd, "Brutus" Wilson, "Coach" Henry Boyd Hucles are slated to be honored in a ceremony Friday morning. The CIAA Hall of Fame now bears the name of John B. McLendon, in honor of his contributions to the conference and its tournament.
Texas Southern University football offensive coordinator Charlie Coiner has resigned to become an assistant coach for the NFL's Chicago Bears. Under Coiner, TSU improved to fifth in the SWAC conference in total offense after finishing last in 1999. He served as coordinator for sophomore quarterback Adam Lamb who finished third in the conference in passing and total offense. TSU head coach Bill Thomas said a national search would begin immediately to name a new offensive coordinator.
Jacqueline Renee Batchelor, former Sports Information Assistant at Fayetteville State University have accepted a sports information internship with Alabama State University. Batchelor, who received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, was the recipient of the Sears Director's Cup 2000-2001 Postgraduate $5000 Scholarship and the 1999-2000 Verizon $2500 undergraduate intern's scholarship. She was the first black female to receive this award. While at Alabama State, Renee plans to pursue a master's degree in General Counseling.
Shun Riggins, senior guard on the FSU Broncos basketball team has been invited to participate in the USA Athletes International Basketball Program of College Athletes that will travel to Holland from May 21 through May 30. The team will compete in the Rotterdam Invitational in Rotterdam and the the 20th International Toecan Tournament in Utrecht, Holland. The team will consist of ten athletes and one coach. The Netherlands Basketball Association is hosting the tour.