Leon Douglas, the former two-time All-American at Alabama has been named head men's basketball coach at Miles College.
"After an extensive and thorough search, we are proud to welcome coach Douglas to the Golden Bears family," said athletics director, Phillip Wallace, Jr. "Coach Douglas has proven himself at the highest level of basketball as a player and a coach."
"I feel very good about the opportunity to come to Miles College and joining the Golden Bears family," said Douglas. "I am looking forward to the challenge and also looking forward to being in the talent rich Birmingham area where we can keep the talent at home rather than going elsewhere."
Prior to coming to Miles College Douglas led the Tuskegee University basketball program from 2006-2014. Last season he led the Golden Tigers to unprecedented success as champions of the South Region; advancing to the elite eight, the furthest an SIAC school has ever gone in the NCAA Division II basketball tournament.
In 2010, the Tuskegee Golden Tigers, under Douglas' tutelage, won the SIAC Tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA playoffs. They would finished the season with a 20-11 record.
Douglass began his Alabama DII HBCU coaching career at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa from 2004-2006 where he led the Tigers to the 2006 SIAC Tournament Championship, advancing to the NCAA DII basketball tournament.
"We are going to bring an exciting brand of basketball to Miles College," said Douglas. "Our teams are going to be well conditioned, defensive orientated, and run an up tempo old school style of basketball."