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Alcorn names Landon Bussie as new head basketball coach



Landon Bussie (Photo courtesy Prairie View A&M)

Alcorn State University announced today that Landon Bussie will be the new men’s basketball head coach for the Braves.

Bussie comes from Prairie View A&M in Texas, where he was the assistant coach for the men’s team for five seasons and assistant for the women’s basketball team for one season.

According to the Prairie View website:

While on the women’s staff, Bussie played a key role in the development of guard Jeanette Jackson during the 2014-15 campaign as she finished as the SWAC’s Player of the Year, scoring and assists leader while also finishing in the SWAC’s Top 10. Alexus Parker also flourished under his watch as Parker doubled her scoring average after the midway point of the  season and finished as the top perimeter player in both field goal percentage and rebounding in SWAC play.

Bussie played a huge part of the development of Zachary Hamilton, who became a Top 10 scorer in Panther Basketball history. Last season the Panthers won 11 of the final 14 games and advanced to the SWAC Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2015. He also helped guard Taishaun Johnson develop into a key role-player on Prairie View A&M’s historic 2019 conference championship team.

Bussie was a two-year letterman as a forward for the men’s basketball team at Xavier University of Louisiana, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2010. He later earned a master’s degree in educational leadership in 2014.

Bussie was chosen first out of more than 60 candidates for the Alcorn Braves head coaching job, and he plans to get them back to winning ball games.

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