[mpoverlay]Alcorn State University today announced Jay Hopson as the Braves’ new head football coach. Hopson is the first white head coach in the history of Alcorn, and the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
“It was a great process, Jay came out on top of the pool every step of the way,” said Alcorn President M. Christopher Brown. “There was never any question about his ability to coach, or his ability to fit the criteria for the job. The question was if Alcorn was ready to meet the challenge of hiring a different kind of coach, and we absolutely were.”