Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Former St. Al coach Thompson hired as assistant at Alcorn

LORMAN, Mississippi -- Five months after stepping down as St. Aloysius’ basketball coach, Delvin Thompson is getting back in the game.

Thompson was hired last week as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball team at his alma mater Alcorn State. He’ll be responsible for the development of the team’s point guards and editing game film.

It’s Thompson’s first coaching job on the college level.

“It feels really great going back home to Alcorn State because they have provided stability for me on and off the court,” Thompson said in an email interview. “I received my Bachelors and Masters Degree from there, so now this is my opportunity to give back to the school as a whole, but more importantly to give back to the basketball program that I was once a part of.”

Thompson played at Alcorn from 2004-07. He was the Southwestern Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year in the 2004-05 season, and also earned first- and second-team All-SWAC honors during his playing career.

He took over as the head coach of St. Al’s boys and girls varsity teams in 2010 and held that position until the end of this season, when he resigned to focus on his career as a mental health therapist.


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