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Alcorn: Dwayne White named interim AD

Published 12:01am Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NATCHEZ — Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II named Dwayne White as interim director of intercollegiate athletics Tuesday, according to a press release from the Office of University Relations.

White graduated from Alcorn in 1990 and played seven seasons in the National Football League.

White is set to begin June 11 pending the completion of a formal search, according to the press release.

Brown also announced that new head football coach Jay Hopson has confirmed the hiring of Fred McNair, Willie Simmons, Charles Gamble, Ralph Street and Mark McHale as assistant football coaches.

McNair is from Collins High School and will serve as assistant head coach and passing game coordinator.

Simmons is from Middle Tennessee State University and will serve as offensive coordinator.

Gamble is from the University of Cincinnati. He will serve as running backs and tight ends coach.

Street comes to Alcorn from Air Force and will be a defensive coach.

McHale served under former coach Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and will serve as the offensive line coordinator.

“Alcorn must be committed to knowledge and character at every level of the campus,” Brown said at the transition meeting where he made the announcement. “The heightened focus on campus athletics and corollary affairs requires us to have unit heads with the experience and gravitas to serve our students and stakeholders with excellence. Our recent hires in men’s basketball and football warrant us having an athletic administration equivalent to the front office of any professional sports team.”