Alcorn State named Courtney Pruitt as the new women’s basketball coach.

“We are delighted to welcome a veteran coach such as Pruitt,” Alcorn State athletic director Derek Horne said. “She has experience turning programs around, recruiting effectively and re-energizing alumni relations efforts.”

Pruitt was the women’s  basketball coach and associate athletic director at for the last four years.

Pruitt has 10 years of coaching experience with a career record of 102-23. In her first season as head coach at Wiley College, she turned the program around from an 8-21 record to a 20-9 record and led the team to its first conference tournament in three years.

Pruitt led the team to a 29-4 record, its first Red River Athletic Conference title in 20 years, a top 25 ranking and a berth in the NAIA during the 2012-2013 season.

She was also voted 2012-2013 Coach of the Year by Red River Athletic Conference coaches. She led her team to a second conference title in the 2013-2014 season and a Final Four appearance in the NAIA Tournament.


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