NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University Director of Athletics Marty L. Miller announced Wednesday afternoon that Spartan head women’s basketball coach Debra Clark has been reassigned within the department, effective immediately.

Larry Vickers, associate head coach of the NSU men’s program, will assume the role of interim head women’s coach for the remainder of the season.

“I want to thank coach Clark for her commitment and service to the women’s basketball program,” Miller said. “But I felt that now was the time to make a change to move the program in a different direction.

“Coach Vickers has served as a coach with our basketball program for eight seasons. He is very familiar not only with the men’s basketball players, but the women’s team, as well. This will give us some continuity with the student-athletes in order to complete the season.”

The Spartan women’s basketball team is 0-16 on the year, 0-6 in the MEAC heading into this Saturday’s home game against South Carolina State. NSU has lost 17 games in a row dating to last season’s MEAC tournament semifinals.

Clark was in her seventh season leading the Spartans. Her record at NSU was 58-129.

Vickers will also continue to assist with the Spartan men’s program. Assistant women’s basketball coach Lou Hamilton and graduate assistant Kquanise Byrd will continue in their roles with the women’s program. Assistant women’s basketball coach Lashondra Dixon-Gordon will also be reassigned, along with Clark.

Courtesy: NSU Athletics


  1. I have no idea how she got the Norfolk job after fielding consistently losing teams at FAMU. She must interview REALLY well.


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