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transMONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State head men's basketball coach Lewis Jackson has announced his resignation from the program Friday, March 27, after 15 years as the head coach of the Hornets.alst lewis jacksonJackson

"As I continue my Alabama State University athletic journey, I am stepping down as head coach of the Alabama State University men's basketball program," Jackson said. "The joys and challenges of college athletics as a student, alumnus and coach at ASU continue to rank among the most rewarding milestones in my career. I am extremely grateful for the many opportunities that Alabama State University has afforded me."

In 15 years at the helm of the program, Jackson coached the Hornets to an overall record of 207-264 and 156-115 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) competition. He led the Hornets to three NCAA Tournament appearances, a NIT appearance and the 2014 CIT postseason tournament.

"Coach Lewis Jackson has been the face of the Alabama State men's basketball program not only as a coach but as a student-athlete," Alabama State University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams said. "I want to thank him for the time he has poured into the program for so many years as its leader. We wish him the best, and will continue to support him in his future endeavors."

Since the program's inception in 1934, Alabama State has posted a 1,144-931 record with four NCAA Tournament appearances and five SWAC regular season championships.
A national search for the Hornets' head coaching position will begin immediately.

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