On Friday, a third head coaching position became open when North Carolina A&T head coach Cy Alexander abruptly resigned. He released a statement announcing his resignation and said he wanted to focus on a career in broadcasting.
In three and a half seasons, Alexander racked up a 43-80 record, making an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2013. The Aggies are 5-17 and on a nine-game losing streak.
“I have decided to step away from actively coaching to pursue other interests within athletics,” Alexander said in the release. “I look forward to pursuing those interests here at North Carolina A&T State University. I have a strong love for broadcasting, and I think being able to sharpen my skills on the Aggie basketball broadcasts will assists me in pursuing broadcasting as my next career.
He wastes no time beginning his broadcasting career as he will work the Aggies’ game against Savannah State on Friday. Associate head coach Jay Joyner will take over as interim coach.
Throughout his career, which stretches back to 1987, Alexander has spent time at MEAC rival South Carolina State and Tennessee State. He won seven conference championships and made five NCAA Tournament appearances with South Carolina State.
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