After welcoming Brent to JSU, Director of Athletics Dr. Vivian L. Fuller presented him with a jacket and shirt bearing the university’s logo. Brent thanked God, his family and the university administration before laying out his plans for JSU.
“There are certain goals that I have set for this program. I want to give guys a chance to dream,” Brent said during Monday’s news conference, adding that he’d like the team to reach the NCAA Tournament in the next few years.
Brent, who is one of the most successful basketball coaches in the history of the Jackson Public School system, brings more than 15 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels to JSU. He comes to Jackson State after leading Jackson’s Callaway High School to the 2013 state championship.
Brent succeeds Tevester Anderson, who retired last week. Anderson was 149-170 in 10 years at JSU.
Brent had a highly successful tenure at the helm of the Callaway Chargers program. From 2007-2008 through 2012-2013, his teams have won five division championships and four state championships.