Veteran coach Cyrus “Cy” Alexander is joining the men’s basketball staff at Alcorn State University.

On Tuesday, Aug. 9, Alcorn State announced that Alexander will be working under the direction of men’s basketball head Coach Landon Bussie. Alexander joins Ben Mandelbaum as the second assistant coach to join Bussie’s staff in the last 10 days. With these two additions, Bussie has completed his staff for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

After receiving last season’s SWAC Coach of the Year, Bussie has added two accomplished assistant coaches to his staff in order to continue pushing the program forward.

Alexander’s impressive resume includes serving as head coach of notable programs such as North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State, and Tennessee State. He has compiled more than 375 wins throughout his career as a head coach, all while winning six Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournaments. He has also won six MEAC regular season titles. 

“Cy is a veteran coach that I’m just excited about having on my staff,” expressed Bussie. “I know I can learn from him and become a better head coach just from having him within the program. He just brings so many things to us, and I can’t say enough good things about him.”