Jacksonville, FL-The Edward Waters College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a press conference on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 where Frederick Summers will be introduced as the new head men's basketball coach.
Summers will replace Frank Burnell who resigned in June to take the same position at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Summers comes to Edward Waters after serving one season in the same role at Talladega College, where he led the Tornadoes to a 21-11 overall record and 10-5 against Gulf Coast Athletic Conference competition. For his efforts, Summers was named the 2017-18 GCAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.
Prior to his time at Talladega, Summers coached five seasons as the Head Coach at Concordia College in Selma, Alabama. He led the Hornets to four straight appearances to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament. The Hornets finished as the tournament runner-up in 2015-16, while the following year, Concordia won its first USCAA National Championship. Summers finished his time at Concordia as the winningest coach in CCAL history with a record of 82-47.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Summers is a 1999 graduate of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.He also spent two seasons at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he was a guard on the Men's Basketball team, sharing the same backcourt with former Los Angeles Lakers guard and New York Knicks Head Coach, Derek Fisher.
The Press Conference will begin at 11:00am at the Adams-Jenkins Community Sports & Music Center.