Braves Hire Bussie as New Head Coach

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Going into the 2020-2021 season the Alcorn State University (ASU) Braves Men’s Basketball program will have a new head coach leading the team. After making the decision to move on from former Head Men’s Basketball Coach Montez Robinson, the Braves hired Landon Bussie on April 23, 2020.

Bussie, as an Assistant Coach, comes from a successful Prairie View A&M Panthers’ (PVAMU) program where he spent the last six years. While there, he coached the team to two consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) titles in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 and the Panthers won the 2018-2019 SWAC Championship.

Along with being a recruiting guru by bringing into the Panthers’ locker room SWAC Player of the Year in 2019-2020 Devontae Patterson and Gary Blackston, the 2018-2019 SWAC Tournament MVP, Bussie is keen on discipline on the court. He coached the Panthers in finishing in the top 10 in the nation in turnovers forced per game from 2018-2020. Also, Prairie View lead the Conference in steals per game in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 allowing under 67 points per game in both seasons.

Before coming to PVAMU Bussie coached at Xavier University in Louisiana for four seasons which is his alma mater. While there he helped Xavier to win three consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) regular season championships from 2011-2014 and four straight appearances in the National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Championship Tournament from 2010-2014.

At the Alcorn press conference Bussie stated, “This is a dream come true. My goal is to bring back the winning tradition. I will recruit a significant amount of student-athletes to help build a powerhouse in the SWAC. I will also set a goal for myself to have a 100 percent graduation rate.”

Olecia James is a Junior from Cleveland, Mississippi majoring in Journalism/Mass Communications. She will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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