Long-time college assistant coach and former Eagles player Larry Stewart has been hired as the new head coach at Coppin State. Stewart comes back to Coppin after spending this past season as an assistant at Morgan State.
“It is an exciting time to welcome Larry back to his alma mater and continue the legacy of success he had as a student-athlete at Coppin,” said AD Derek Carter. “From his time as a student-athlete, to playing in the NBA and overseas, Larry has proven himself as a legend on the court, and at Coppin. He has earned the respect from his peers during his many years as an assistant coach at other institutions and I look forward to his continued success as our men’s basketball head coach.”
Stewart is one of the best players in program history, winning back-to-back MEAC POY awards (1990-91) and helping lead the Eagles to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1990. His jersey #42 was retired in 1993 and he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
Stewart has been working as college coach since 2009, following a 17-year professional career that started with four seasons in the NBA with the Washington Bullets before taking him all over the world. He has worked exclusively at HBCUs, including two stints at Morgan, some time at Maryland Eastern Shore and six years at D-II Bowie State (MD).
“I’m thankful and blessed and appreciate the opportunity that has been presented to me,” said Stewart. “It’s a dream job, its where I grew up and I look forward to getting started teaching and growing young men.”
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