George Ivory, the dean of Southwestern Athletic Convention basketball coaches and a SWAC Corridor of Famer, has resigned as head males’s basketball coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff after 13 seasons, the varsity introduced Tuesday.
“It has been an honor and privilege to be the top coach at UAPB and to information the younger males who I used to be lucky sufficient to teach,” Ivory mentioned. “I’ll at all times have fond recollections of practically 20 years on this program, and am grateful for the chance to guide this program. I’ve been concerned on this great sport for greater than 30 years, and after a troublesome COVID-challenging season, I’m drained. It’s greatest for me to step away now and spend extra time with my household.”
As SWAC Event Champions in 2010, Ivory led the Golden Lions to the NCAA Event and a First 4 win over Winthrop. The Golden Lions practically returned to the Huge Dance in 2018, falling to eventual champion Texas Southern within the SWAC Event closing.
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Ivory’s groups posted vital non-conference wins over SMU, Florida Worldwide, Houston, and Arkansas State throughout his tenure. Buoyed by phenomenal residence attendance, Ivory led this system to successful information at residence 10 occasions, as the sport environment within the H.O. Clemmons Area was voted as the perfect within the SWAC.
“The identify George Ivory is synonymous with Golden Lion males’s basketball,” UAPB Interim Athletic Director Chris Robinson mentioned. “From 4 years as an assistant coach to 13 years as a head coach, his program supplied many memorable moments and made the H.O. Clemmons Area one of many hardest venues for opposing groups within the SWAC. We thank him for his tireless dedication and energy poured into this system, and sit up for his success in future endeavors.”
UAPB will conduct a nationwide seek for a brand new head coach.
Courtesy: UAPB Athletics
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