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Lincoln University Director of Athletics Harry Stinson III announced today that Doug Overton has stepped down as the men’s basketball head coach due to personal reasons. Overton was in his fourth season as the Lions’ head coach.

The Lions were the top rebounding team in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in 2019-20, leading the conference with an average of 42.66 rebounds per game, which ranked third nationally among Division II programs. Junior forward Deaquan Williams (Camden, N.J./Camden) was a large part of Lincoln’s rebound prowess. Williams, the 2020 CIAA Defensive Player of the Year and All-CIAA selection averaged 11.2 rebounds per game, which ranked fifth nationally.

“We appreciate the contributions Coach Overton has made to the Lincoln University Athletics Department, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Athletics Director Harry Stinson III. “Coach Overton, our current student-athletes, and acting head coach Eugene Lett Jr. have provided an excellent foundation for the success of our program in the future, and I am looking forward to the next chapter of excellence.”

Stinson appointed Assistant Coach Eugene Lett Jr. to serve as Lincoln’s acting head men’s basketball coach. Lett has served as a full-time assistant for the past two seasons following two seasons as the Lions’ graduate assistant coach.

A 2016 graduate of Cheyney University, Lett was a four-year starting point guard on the Wolves basketball team, playing in 100 career games. Over the course of his career, Lett scored 448 points and had 184 career assists.

The Lions finished the 2019-20 season with a 9-20 record and were 42-70 over the course of Overton’s four seasons including a 22-38 record in CIAA conference play.

Stinson said Lincoln University will begin a national search to name the next head men’s basketball coach immediately.

Courtesy: Lincoln U. (Pa) Athletics


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