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St. Aug's basketball hosts golf classic
 
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017
by Bonitta Best

St. Augustine's men’s basketball is hosting the Total Athlete Scholarship Golf Classic April 24, 1 p.m. shotgun start, at River Ridge Golf Club in Knightdale. Interested parties can contact coach MarQus Johnson at mbjohnson@st-aug.edu.

Kern moves on to Tennessee State

Coach Jessica Kern continues to move up the career ladder.

After just one season at Mississippi Valley State, Kern has accepted the head women’s basketball position at Tennessee State.

She succeeds Larry Joe Inman, the winningest coach in Ohio Valley Conference history.

“Jessica Kern is a high-energy and enthusiastic young coach who has successful experience in coaching, recruiting and playing basketball at an elite level,” Athletics Director Teresa Phillips said. “The more I learned about her, the more convinced I became that she was the right fit for our university.”

Kern led MVSU to a 10-20 overall, 7-11 SWAC record. MSVU won three total games the season prior, including just one conference victory.

Before MVSU, Kern was an assistant at Furman University and a four-year head coach at Lincoln (Pa.), where she was named the 2014-15 CIAA coach of the year.

“While winning should be noted as the standard goal, please know that my ultimate priority is to teach students, nurture young women and return the spirit of a champion to such a prestigious program,” she said. “I consider it an honor and a privilege to bring my experience and passion for coaching to Nashville.”

AAMU gets its man

Donnie Marsh was named Alabama A&M’s new men’s basketball coach last week. Marsh was the associate head coach at Texas Southern under head coach Mike Davis for the past two seasons.

“This is 13 years in the making,” said Marsh who has been an assistant at various institutions for 13 years. “Anything worth having is worth waiting for.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be here. Forgive me for my bias, but I believe I was the right man for the job.”

Marsh is a 1979 graduate of Division III Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, where he led the Diplomats to a 27-5 record and DIII Final Four. The Atlanta Hawks selected him in the third round of the 1979 NBA Draft.

 

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