Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sources: Alcorn State loses another coach to USM

LORMAN, Mississippi -- Alcorn State coach Fred McNair has the departure of another assistant coach he'll have to deal with now.

Braves tight ends coach A.J. Antonescu will join the Southern Miss staff as a graduate assistant with the offensive line, according to sources.

Antonescu is the fourth Braves assistant to join former coach Jay Hopson and the Golden Eagles this offseason.

Defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro, defensive line coach Derek Nicholson and linebackers coach Wes Turnerhave all joined the Southern Miss program.

Alcorn State, which went 9-4 and won its second consecutive SWAC title in 2015, has hired Cedric Thorntonto coach linebackers and Kye Stewartto coach the defensive line, according to sources. The Braves promoted graduate assistant Kenry Tolbertto outside linebackers coach.


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