Friday, July 8, 2016

Kentucky State stays close to home with hirings for men’s and women’s basketball

FRANKFORT, Kentucky -- In front of a crowd filled with family and alumni Friday, Kentucky State University interim president Aaron Thompson introduced the two coaches who will look to guide the school’s basketball programs.

For the women’s team, Thompson announced the move of assistant coach Terrance Slater to the new head coach of the Thorobrettes. For the men’s team, the university stayed close to home again with the hiring of KSU graduate Jamaal Jackson.

Slater served under previous head coach Serena King-Coleman, who had been at KSU since the start of the 2010-11 season. With King-Coleman leaving for Fayetteville State University, Slater will be able to come right in and build on the Thorobrettes’ recent success.

Slater arrived at KSU with an already-impressive résumé. He was a standout player at Western Michigan University, and before coming to KSU served as director and coach of the Illinois MeanStreets AAU program in Chicago where he worked with the likes of Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis and Tyler Ulis.

The KSU women are coming off a 24-5 season and back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.


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