Ex-Ram basketball player comes back to coach Winston-Salem State men’s team

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    Corey Thompson Named New Head Coach of Winston-Salem State Men’s Basketball

    Corey Thompson, a former player for Winston-Salem State University from 1998 to 2002, has been named the new head coach of the men’s basketball team. Thompson takes over from Cleo Hill Jr., who recently accepted a coaching position at NCAA D1 Maryland-Eastern Shore.

    Thompson’s appointment continues the strong ties between the university and its basketball program. The announcement was made by Chris Stiles of The Robesonian, and it has been met with excitement and anticipation from the WSSU community.

    With a successful coaching record at St. Pauls High School, where he led the boys’ basketball team to multiple playoff appearances, Thompson brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He has also served as an assistant coach at UNC-Pembroke and Fayetteville State, two respected programs in the region.

    At his introductory press conference, Thompson expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to lead the Rams. “It’s a great day to be a Ram,” he said. WSSU athletic director Etienne Thomas praised Thompson for his commitment to developing student-athletes both on and off the court. “We had many candidates in the pool, but you know it when you hear it, you know it when you see it,” Thomas said.

    As the new head coach, Thompson is eager to continue the winning tradition of the WSSU men’s basketball program. With a focus on graduating champions and honoring the legacy of the university, Thompson is poised to make a positive impact on the team and the community. Fans and supporters of the Rams are looking forward to seeing what the future holds under Thompson’s leadership.