Coach Arrow Announces Promotions Within His Staff

September 10, 2009 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's 

South Alabama’s head basketball coach has announced staff promotions and changes for the 2009-2010 season.

Former associate head coach Andy Helton left the program to accept the head coaching position at Eastern New Mexico earlier this year leaving the position open. So today Coach Arrow announced that assistant coach Chuck Taylor has been promoted to associate head coach and assistant coach Michael Floyd has been promoted to first assistant coach.

Taylor came to South Alabama in 2007 after serving a year at North Texas and winning the SBC tournament and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to North Texas, Taylor was the head coach at Richland (Texas) Junior College where the Thunderducks was 24-8 under him.

Floyd is a Mobile native and was a two-year letterwinner at South Alabama under coach Arrow from 1994-1996. He was previously head coach at Alabama Southern Community College where his team went 18-12 in the 2005-2006 season. He then spent one season at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with Coach Arrow and returned with him to Mobile in 2007.

Coach Arrow had the following to say about coaches Taylor and Floyd, “For what we’ve been able to accomplish as a program the last few years, I feel really good about promoting Chuck and Michael. They are not only good x’s-and-o’s coaches but they have been able to bring the players along and maximize their potential. Their efforts have been very much appreciated and noticed.”

The Jags will have an exhibition game against West Florida on November 5, tip-off time is yet to be determined. Then the season starts at Rice when they take on Houston Baptist on November 13 in the Rice Basketball Challenge. The Jags complete schedule can be found here.


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