RALEIGH, NC – The Saint Augustine's University (SAU) Department of Athletics has announced four coaching transactions for the 2016-17 season. The department named Serita Wilson as women's volleyball coach, Dorothy Neal as softball coach, Montel Jones as men's assistant basketball coach and Charles Clark as cheerleading coach.
"I am pleased that we filled the positions with quality coaches," said Athletic Director George Williams. "I am confident in their abilities to coach and develop our student-athletes."
Wilson returns to her alma mater after coaching seven seasons at SAU as a volleyball assistant from 2003 to 2011. During her tenure, Wilson helped guide the Lady Falcons to two CIAA championships and two NCAA Tournament berths. As a collegiate student-athlete, Wilson sparked the Lady Falcons to three consecutive CIAA crowns from 2000 to 2002. A 2003 SAU graduate, Wilson was an All-CIAA performer and most valuable player award-winner during her playing career.
Neal adds softball coach to her list of duties at SAU. She is also the women's bowling coach and senior woman administrator for the Lady Falcons. This will be Neal's second stint as SAU head softball coach. A 1985 Saint Augustine's University graduate, Neal directed the Lady Falcons' softball team from 1990 to 2011. She was an SAU softball assistant the previous five years including 1989 when the Lady Falcons won the CIAA championship.
Jones enters his first season at SAU after spending the previous two seasons as men's assistant basketball coach at Virginia State University. During his tenure at Virginia State, the men's basketball team won the 2016 CIAA title, played in the 2016 NCAA Division II Tournament and were the 2015 CIAA Northern Division co-champions. A former collegiate basketball standout, Jones graduated from the University of Mount Olive in 2008.
Clark was elevated to head coach after being part of the SAU cheerleading squad as team member, choreographer and assistant coach for over 10 years. He was also a choreographer at Southeast Raleigh High School during that time. An SAU graduate, Clark choreographed the dance routine which earned Southeast Raleigh High School a victory in the 2007 Wake County Cheerleading Competition. Clark graduated from Saint Augustine's University in 2013.