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From The News Room


    July 30, 2002
  • USOC Announced Staff Organizational Changes
  • Ron E. Woodard has been named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Claflin University. He comes to the Orangeburg, SC institution from North Carolina Central where he was a long-time assistant. Woodard was also an assistant coach at Norfolk State. This is his first collegiate head coaching job. [Story from Orangeburg Times & Democrat]
  • Donal Ware has been named Sports Information Director at Shaw University. He comes to Shaw from N.C. State University where he was assistant SID for football. Ware is a Morgan State University graduate and former SID at N.C. A&T University. He replaces LeCounte Conaway who left to become Director of Media Relations for the MEAC.
  • Defending NCAA National Champions Highlight Hampton Men's Basketball Schedule
    July 28, 2002
  • Published reports from several sources indicate that the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff has selected Craig Curry as its next athletics director. Cury was an assistant athletic director at the University of South Carolina.
    July 25, 2002
  • CIAA Announces 2002 Preseason Football Team
  • Hampton University sports information director Patricia Harvey has resigned to become Public Relations Manager for the Asheville Altitude of the National Basketball Development League. She succeeds Bradford (B.J.) Evans who left Asheville to become Sports Media Relations Coordinator for the NBA's Miami Heat.
    July 22, 2002
  • Alcorn State president and SWAC Council of Presidents chairman Clinton Bristow has told the Birmingham News that the search for a commissioner will continue beyond the conference football media day on August 2.
    "We're down to a short list," he said. "We plan to bring four candidates in. We think we've identified the four but it all depends on background check information."
    The SWAC presdents aren't scheduled to meet again until August 19.
  • Hampton Names Interim Women's Track & Field Coach
  • The Birmingham News has reported that Jay Roberson has been hired as an assistant commissioner for the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
    Roberson comes to the conference office from the Alabama Sports Foundation where he was an event manager for the past three years. He served as ASF's liaison to the SWAC and worked with the SWAC Football Championship Game and Magic City Classic.
    His appointment was approved during a meeting of the conference presidents and he is scheduled to begin his new job on August 1.
    July 20, 2002
  • Benedict College has named Fred Watson as head men's basketball coach. Watson, who graduated three years ago and played for athletics director Willie Washington, is the school's all-time leader in games played and rebounds. He was a graduate assistant at Benedict and replaces Ben Trapp who resigned after three seasons.
    July 19, 2002
  • Canady Becomes First Female Football Official in MEAC
  • Fayetteville State University has announced two staff appointments. Doris Moncrief has been named head women's cross country coach and Jack Emanuel Poulos named head men's and women's indoor and outdoor track coach.
    Moncrief, a standout basketball player at Virginia State University in 1996-1998, will continue with her duties as assistant women's basketball coach.
    Poulos, who recently joined the Bronco's football coaching staff as a graduate assistant, was an assistant coach at Pine Forest Senior High School in Fayetteville. Poulos with work with the offensive coordinator.
  • Suber and White Get MEAC Preseason Top Honors
    July 6, 2002
  • Fort Valley State has named Gwendolyn Reeves as Athletics Director. Reeves, a 1970 Wildcat alum, becomes the first female AD in the school's history. She has been at FVSU since 1989 and has been Senior Women's Administrator for Athletics since 1992. Reeves had been serving as interim AD since Ed Wyche was terminated in April.