Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sources: Alcorn State to promote Cedric Thomas to DC

LORMAN, Mississippi -- Alcorn State will promote defensive backs coach Cedric Thomas to defensive coordinator, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Thomas will fill the role left by Tony Pecoraro, who will follow former Braves coach Jay Hopson to Southern Miss, according to a source.

In 2015, Alcorn State finished atop the SWAC in total and scoring defense. Against the pass, The Braves were No. 1 in pass defense and allowed 121.2 yards per game. They also were the top team in pass efficiency defense.

Thomas, who previously coached at Mississippi Delta Community College, was a graduate assistant at Alcorn State during coach Johnny Thomas' tenure. He also coached at U-T Martin.

The Cleveland native, Thomas, played collegiately at Mississippi Delta Community College and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.


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