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Riley named Coppin State head men’s and women’s tennis coach

BALTIMORE – Coppin State has named Will Riley as its men’s and women’s tennis coach.copp tn will rileyRiley

Riley comes to Coppin State after a successful 23-year stint at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

During his time at Stillman, Riley amassed a combined 818-316 record along with five conference championships as head coach of both the Stillman men’s and women’s tennis teams. He was also named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Coach of the Year on five separate occasions.

This past spring, Riley guided the Stillman women to its third consecutive SIAC title and a berth in the NCAA Division II tournament. The Lady Tigers finished with a 24-2 overall record. Meanwhile, the Stillman men were conference championship runner-ups. More impressive is that Stillman had 10 student-athletes named to the SIAC All-Academic team in 2015.

A 1993 Stillman graduate and native of Sallis, Mississippi, Riley played tennis at his alma mater where he was the 1992 and 1993 Player of the Year.

He is also an active member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and still plays competitive tennis with several different leagues.


NCCU Announces Duren as Assistant Sports Information Director

DURHAM, N.C. – Jonathan Duren has been named as an Assistant Sports Information Director as well as Broadcast Media Coordinator at North Carolina Central University beginning with the 2015-16 academic year.nccu asst sid jonathan durenDuren
 
Duren's involvement with NCCU Athletics began in August 2013 when he volunteered as a member of the NCCU Sports Network as a sideline reporter for football and a play-by-play commentator for women’s basketball.  He began men’s basketball play-by-play duties on Dec. 15, 2014 and continued into baseball season.
 
In January 2015, Duren was named as an Interim Assistant Sports Information Director, responsible for men’s basketball and baseball.  He will continue in those roles and also begin football play-by-play duties with the upcoming season.
 
Duren was born in Peoria, Illinois and attended Illinois Central College before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2010.  He then transferred to South Carolina State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications in 2013.
 
While at South Carolina State, Duren broadcasted men’s and women’s basketball on WSSB-90.3 FM, and was a co-host on the SportsZone, a Thursday night talk show, as well as a Saturday morning sports talk show, The Dog Pound.

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