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Alcorn names Nate Kilbert as women’s basketball head coach



Nate Kilbert (Photo courtesy Alcorn State Athletics)

Alcorn State University has named Nate Kilbert as its new head coach for women’s basketball.

Kilbert, who previously served as Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s head coach, was announced as the Braves new head coach Tuesday.

The move marks a return to Alcorn where he was an assistant coach for the Braves from 1991 to 2001, helping the Braves win nine titles, including three SWAC titles.

“What an awesome opportunity this is to be able to return to Alcorn State University where I not only earned my master’s degree, but also helped the Lady Braves establish themselves as a powerhouse in the SWAC,” Kilbert said in a statement. “Beginning with success in the classroom and doing something I’ve always done — recruiting students who are equipped with skills to matriculate success in their academic fields, and who will all leave the university with their degree in-hand.”

Kilbert took a head coaching job at Mississippi Valley State University in 2001 where he stayed for 12 seasons before getting an offer to coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2012. He holds the record for being the winningest head coach in Arkansas-Pine Bluff history.

Kilbert graduated from MVSU with a bachelor’s in health, physical education and recreation in 1987. He earned his master’s in secondary education, health and physical education from Alcorn in 1989.


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