North Carolina A&T is reportedly set to hire Monte Ross as its next men’s basketball coach.
CBS college basketball analyst and insider Jon Rothstein was the first to report the news on Twitter. Ross is replacing Will Jones.
Ross was most recently the assistant head at Temple before venturing on the Aggies’ radar.
Prior to his stint at Temple, Ross previously served as the head coach at Delaware from 2006-2016, with his 132 wins as the second most in UD men’s basketball history.
He guided the Blue Hens to one of their best seasons in program history in 2013-14, posting a 25-10 record en route to a Colonial Athletic Association regular season and tournament championship.
It also marked just the fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in school history and the first since 1999. Ross was named the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year, as well as the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Clarence “Big House” Gaines Division I Coach of the Year and the National Association of Basketball Coaches UPS District 10 Coach of the Year.
Ross also guided Delaware to another postseason tournament in 2011-12, leading the Blue Hens to an 18-14 record. It was the program’s first winning record in eight seasons and it culminated with a berth in the CBI.
Ross does have a North Carolina HBCU background, as he played basketball at Winston-Salem State in the late 1980s.
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