Lorman, Miss. – Alcorn State University has a new head men’s basketball coach.

According to Derek Horne, Alcorn State University Director of Athletics, Montez Robinson has been picked to lead the Braves as the new coach.

Horne said in a statement:

“Robinson is an experienced recruiter and developer of dynamic talent. Combine all of that with his commitment to academic achievement and we have a coach who is a good fit to develop a first-rate basketball program.”

According to an official release, “for the past four seasons, Robinson has served as an assistant coach for the Bethune-Cookman University Men’s Basketball program. In his time at Bethune-Cookman, the Wildcats advanced to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament quarterfinals twice with a trip to the championship game in 2012. Robinson served as the camp director for the Bethune-Cookman Men’s Basketball Fundamental Camp, Elite Camp and Team Camp for the past two years. He was also the lead coach for working directly with post players, including All-MEAC Tournament selection Anthony Breeze.”

“It’s extremely exciting to become the head men’s basketball coach at Alcorn State University where knowledge and character is the emphasis both on the court and in the classroom. Alcorn has an impressive vision for the basketball program and I am looking forward to building a foundation of success. I cannot wait to start working with current players and incoming freshmen,” Robinson said.