Cy Alexander

Cy Alexander (born September 9, 1953)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Alcorn State Braves (Head coach: Landon Bussie)
Current conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
Teams coached: South Carolina State Bulldogs, Tennessee State Tigers, North Carolina A&T Aggies
South Carolina State record: 276-200 (.580)
Tennessee State record: 67-106 (.387)
North Carolina A&T record: 43-80 (.350)
Overall record: 386-386 (.500)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (1989, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2013)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • MEAC Regular Season Champion:  6  (1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
  • MEAC Tournament Champion:  6  (1989, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2013)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Alcorn State (asst)
2012-2016 North Carolina A&T
2003-2009 Tennessee State
1987-2003 South Carolina State
1976-1987 Howard (asst)

Cy Alexander Facts

  • Cyrus Walker Alexander II
  • Born September 9, 1953
  • Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Catawba College (BA, 1975) / Howard University (MA)
  • NC-native played at Catawba College (NC) before starting his coaching career in 1976
  • Spent 11 seasons as an assistant to A. B. Williamson at Howard
  • Became the head coach at South Carolina State, also in the MEAC, in 1987
  • Left for Tennessee State in 2003, coaching the Tigers for six seasons
    • Was 67-106 overall at TSU, finishing below .500 each year before getting fired in 2009
  • Alexander returned to the MEAC in 2012 as head coach at North Carolina A&T
    • Won the MEAC Tournament and returned to the Big Dance in his first season
    • Resigned in 2016 after a 5-17 start; the Aggies went 9-23 in each of the previous two seasons
  • Returned to the college game in August 2022 when he joined Landon Bussie‘s staff as an assistant at Alcorn State (SWAC)

Cy Alexander Coaching Tree

  • Ben Betts (South Carolina State)
  • Jamaal Brown (South Carolina State)
  • Brian Collins (Tennessee State)
  • Will Jones (North Carolina A&T)
  • Jay Joyner (North Carolina A&T)
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