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Tennessee State has hired two new men’s basketball assistants, Randy Peele and Pierre Jordan.

Peele becomes Ford’s associate head coach after 29 years of coaching experience at seven different universities including Saint Michael’s, Tennessee-Martin, Campbell, UNCG, Winthrop, Virginia Tech and most recently, Georgia Southern.

“We are very fortunate to add someone with the pedigree, loyalty and expertise of Randy to our program,” head coach Dana Ford said. “Having led three teams to the NCAA tournament as a head coach he has an understanding of the type of student athletes that we must recruit, coach and mentor in order to get our program to the level that we all aspire,” Ford said.

Ford also raided Georgia Southern for Jordan, who will serve as another of the team’s assistant coaches this season. Jordan will work with the guards and his job duties include recruiting, player development, scouting and academic assistance.

Jordan played basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Florida State and Georgia Tech from 2008 to 2013.

“Pierre comes to us highly recommended by many in the basketball circles across the country. He is a young energetic coach who does a great job of relating to today’s student athlete.  He has been around basketball his entire life as the son of one of the premier AAU coaches in the Southeast region,” Ford said.


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OVC Ball
Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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