Cy Alexander

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Cy Alexander
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1953-09-09) September 9, 1953 (age 63)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1987 Howard (asst.)
1987–2003 South Carolina State
2003–2009 Tennessee State
2012–2016 North Carolina A&T
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MEAC Tournament championship (1989, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2013)
MEAC regular season championship (1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003)
Awards
MEAC Coach of the Year (2003)

Cyrus Walker Alexander III (born September 9, 1953) is an American former college basketball head coach who most recently coached North Carolina A&T University, having resigned on January 29, 2016 after 22 games into the 2015–16 season.[1] He was also a longtime men's basketball coach at South Carolina State University.[1][2] In April 2003, after 16 seasons at SCSU, Alexander moved to coach Tennessee State University.[3] Alexander was fired as coach of TSU in February 2009.[4] He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

On April 21, 2012, Alexander was hired as head coach of NC A&T.[5] He resigned in January 2016 to pursue other opportunities within the North Carolina A&T athletics department.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
South Carolina State Bulldogs (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1987–2003)
1987–88 South Carolina State 16–13 10–6 3rd
1988–89 South Carolina State 25–8 14–2 1st NCAA First Round
1989–90 South Carolina State 13–16 8–8 4th
1990–91 South Carolina State 13–15 10–6 2nd
1991–92 South Carolina State 14–15 9–7 4th
1992–93 South Carolina State 16–13 9–7 2nd
1993–94 South Carolina State 16–13 10–6 2nd
1994–95 South Carolina State 15–13 11–5 2nd
1995–96 South Carolina State 22–8 14–2 1st NCAA First Round
1996–97 South Carolina State 14–14 12–6 2nd
1997–98 South Carolina State 22–8 16-2 2nd NCAA First Round
1998–99 South Carolina State 17–12 14–4 1st
1999–00 South Carolina State 20–14 14–5 1st NCAA First Round
2000–01 South Carolina State 19–13 14–4 1st
2001–02 South Carolina State 15–16 11–7 3rd
2002–03 South Carolina State 20–11 15–3 1st NCAA First Round
South Carolina State: 276–200 204–80
Tennessee State Tigers (Ohio Valley Conference) (2003–2009)
2003–04 Tennessee State 7–21 6–10 8th
2004–05 Tennessee State 14–17 9–7 7th
2005–06 Tennessee State 13–15 11–9 7th
2006–07 Tennessee State 12–20 8–12 8th
2007–08 Tennessee State 15–17 10–10 6th
2008–09 Tennessee State 12–18 9–9 6th
Tennessee State: 73–108 53–57
North Carolina A&T Aggies (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2012–2016)
2012–13 North Carolina A&T 20–17 8–8 T–6th NCAA Second Round
2013–14 North Carolina A&T 9–23 5–11 T–8th
2014–15 North Carolina A&T 9–23 6–10 T–9th
2015–16 North Carolina A&T 5–17* 2–6* T–6th
North Carolina A&T: 43–80 21–35

* resigned on 1/29/16

Total: 392–388

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cy Alexander". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  2. ^ London, Mike (17 March 2000). "Wherever Cy Alexander goes, so does Catawba". Salisbury Post. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (14 October 2004). "Murray State OVC favourites yet again". NBC Sports. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tennessee St. fires men's hoops coach". UPI. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Goodman, Jeff (21 April 2012). "N.C. A&T hires former MEAC coach Cy Alexander". CBS SPorts.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Alexander Resigns As N.C. A&T Head Coach". ncataggies.com. North Carolina A&T. January 29, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 

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