Alcorn State announces coaching search

Published 12:01am Tuesday, March 6, 2012

LORMAN — Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II met with university officials Monday to outline his process for selecting the next head football coach at Alcorn State.

According to an Alcorn State press release, Brown said it is his responsibility to determine the best structure for identifying and selecting Alcorn’s next coach.

The press release said the process will contain three phases with a 24-member committee screening the process.

The committee will be made up of Alcorn employees, including members of the faculty, staff and athletic department. The committee will also have alumni and members of the Alcorn State student body as well as a representative from Adams, Warren, Jefferson and Claiborne counties.

The press release said Alcorn State must receive applications for the position by noon on March 19. The screening committee will then evaluate the applications and choose three to five candidates to interview.

The screening committee will select an interview committee, and the interview committee will recommend two or three candidates. Brown will make the final decision based on those recommendations.

“Alcorn prefers an individual with a master’s degree, comprehensive knowledge of NCAA and SWAC regulations and proven recruitment experience in Mississippi and the south, who demonstrates the university’s commitment to knowledge and character. I would particularly like an individual with Division I coaching experience outside of the SWAC with a team that has enjoyed postseason play,” Brown said.