Little Rock-native Solomon Bozeman was officially announced Friday as the new head men’s basketball coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Bozeman, the son of a college coach, played at Little Rock and had been an assistant at Oral Roberts for the past three seasons, a stint that included the Golden Eagles’ improbable Sweet Sixteen run earlier this year.
“It is an absolute honor to be named head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff,” Bozeman said in a release. “The commitment and vision that AD Robinson has for the entire department is second to none. I also want to thank Paul Mills, Wes Flanigan and Joe Golding for helping and preparing me for this opportunity. The impact they have made in my life will not be forgotten. The vision and standard will be at a high level. Our basketball team at Pine Bluff will do things the right way with character and passion.”
This is the first head coaching opportunity for Bozeman, who also had assistant stints at Abilene Christian and alma mater Little Rock. As a player, he helped lead the Trojans to NCAA Tournament in 2011 and was named Sun Belt Player of the Year.
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