George Ivory

George Ivory (born August 7, 1965)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
Current conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff record: 127-269 (.321) **
Mississippi Valley State record: 6-60 (.091)
Overall record: 133-329 (.288) **

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Mississippi Valley State
2008-2021 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
2007-2008 Mississippi Valley State (asst)
2006-2007 Grambling State (asst)
2002-2006 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (asst)
1998-2002 Mississippi Valley State (asst)
1991-1998 Jackson State (women’s asst)
1988-1991 Jackson State (women’s grad. asst)

George Ivory Facts

  • George Ivory
  • Born August 7, 1965
  • Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: Mississippi Valley State University (BA, 1988) / Jackson State University (MA, 1991)
  • Played four seasons of basketball at MVSU under longtime head coach Lafayette Stribling
    • Named SWAC Co-POY in 1987, Ivory was later inducted into the MVSU Athletics Hall of Fame (c/o 2006)
  • Started coaching in 1988 as a grad assistant – and later full-time assistant – with the Jackson State women’s team
  • Returned to MVSU in 1998 to spend four seasons on Stribling‘s staff as an assistant coach
  • His first stint at Arkansas-Pine Bluff was a four-season run as one of Van Holt’s assistants
  • Spent one year each assisting Larry Wright (Grambling) and James Green (MVSU)
  • Hired in 2008 to be the head coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, a position he held for 13 seasons
  • Returned to alma mater MVSU in August 2021 in an administrative role as the Director of Alumni Relations
    • Stepped in to coach the Delta Devils for the last three games of the 2021-22 season, going 0-3
    • In March 2022, Ivory was officially hired to be the head coach at his alma mater
  • Inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame in 2019 for his contributions as a player and coach

George Ivory Coaching Tree

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** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA