LORMAN, Miss. – Nathaniel Kilbert has been named head women's basketball coach at Alcorn State University..
Kilbert served as assistant coach at Alcorn from 1991-2001. During that span, the Lady Braves won nine titles including six regular season championships and three SWAC Tournaments.
It was Kilbert's second stint with the Lady Braves as he previously served as a graduate assistant from 1987-89.
"I'm proud to announce Nate Kilbert to the Lady Brave faithful. Coach Kilbert is making a homecoming - we couldn't be more excited to have a leader with his experience, championship rings and a reputation for academic success. He was a vital part of the Alcorn coaching staff that established a dynasty from 1991 to 2001," said director of athletics Derek Horne. "We're confident that Coach Kilbert will take our program to prominence."
Kilbert has 18 years of head coaching experience in the SWAC.
"What an awesome opportunity this is to be able to return to Alcorn State University where I not only earned my master's degree, but also helped the Lady Braves establish themselves as a powerhouse in the SWAC," Kilbert said. "Beginning with success in the classroom and doing something I've always done – recruiting students who are equipped with skills to matriculate success in their academic fields, and who will all leave the University with their degree in-hand. The return of Lady Braves basketball to their glory days begins right here and right now. We've had some good days, but the best is yet to come."
In 2001, He took over as head women's basketball coach at Mississippi Valley State for 12 seasons. Kilbert went on to become head women's basketball coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff from 2012-19 where he became the winningest coach in program history. In six-plus seasons at UAPB, Kilbert led the Lady Lions to five SWAC Tournament appearances, including a loss in the 2013 SWAC Tournament finals.
Kilbert earned back-to-back SWAC Coach of the Year honors in 2012 & 2013. He coached the Delta Devilettes to the SWAC regular season title in 2011-12 and made an appearance in the NIT. Academically, Kilbert's 2010-11 squad won the SWAC women's basketball highest Team GPA award.
A native of Sallis, Mississippi, Kilbert was inducted into the MVSU Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Kilbert graduated from MVSU with a bachelor's in health, physical education & recreation in 1987. He earned his master's in secondary education, health and physical education from Alcorn in 1989.