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Tennessee State's Cy Alexander named to NABC Board of Directors

May 23, 2007

KANSAS CITY, MO.–Tennessee State University’s Cy Alexander and Lorenzo Romar of the University of Washington have been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Cy Alexander

Alexander and Romar fill positions on the board previously held by outgoing president Oliver Purnell of Clemson University and Dick Davey of Santa Clara University.

Alexander is in his fifth year as head coach at Tennessee State after 16 seasons at South Carolina State. His teams have an overall 20-year record of 323-270.

Alexander, who has a B.S. degree from Catawba College and a M.S. degree from Howard University, turned the South Carolina State program around after taking over in 1987. He led the Bulldogs to five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament titles and his team finished in the top two in the conference in every season except 1991. The Tigers also earned five berths in the NCAA tournament.

The Winston-Salem, N.C., native was named MEAC Coach of the Year three times. Alexander is a member of the Black Coaches Association, and serves on the NABC Recruiting Committee and on the NCAA Basketball Tournament East Regional Advisory Committee.


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