Alcorn head basketball coach taking a leave of absence - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Alcorn head basketball coach taking a leave of absence

LORMAN, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Alcorn State head men's basketball coach Luther Riley is taking a leave of absence to handle private matters.

Riley told WLBT on Tuesday that he expects to return to the sideline this season. 

He said that he will be away for at least 30 days, but could return on a earlier date. He also said that he and the Alcorn State administration "get along well."
Riley said that the claims of a physical altercation with a player are "completely false." He said that assistant coach Shawn Pepp will serve as the interim head coach.

Alcorn State is 2-12 overall, 1-1 in SWAC play. They travel to Jackson State on Saturday. The women's matchup starts at 3:00pm, with the men set to tip at 5:30pm.

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