Trojans Win CIAA
For the first time in the past quarter century, the VSU Men’s Basketball team can officially declare “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.” VSU defeated Livingstone College Saturday night by a score of 89-79 to win the CIAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Congratulations to Coach Lonnie Blow and the entire Trojan’s Men’s Basketball Team. This is the first time VSU has taken home the trophy since 1989.
We Salute: Waymond Wright, Kevin Williams, Ken Pankey, Javon Moore, Cyonte Melvin, Walter Williams, Tyler Peterson, Elijah Moore, Melvin Gregory, Brice Rowe, Amiel Terry, Te’Quan Alers, Marcus James, Joseph Bradshaw, Louis Flowers, Lonnie Blow, Jr. (Head Coach), Drew Williamson (Assistant Coach), and Montel Jones (Assistant Coach)
I would like to personally thank Head Coach Lonnie Blow, Jr. for his undying commitment to both basketball and to excellence. Coach Blow not only led the Trojans to the CIAA Championship, but he made history while doing it. Coach Blow was named CIAA Coach of the Year. This is Coach Blow’s second CIAA Coach of the Year honor. He received this honor in 2010 while serving as Head Basketball Coach at St. Augustine’s University. A great team begins with a great leader, so I also want to thank Athletic Director Peggy Davis for her commitment and GREAT LEADERSHIP!
VSU will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Basketball Tournament. Team selections and competition sites will be announced on Sunday, March 6. The first game will be played on Saturday, March 12, 2016.