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North Carolina A&T men’s basketball coach resigns

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Cy Alexander (Credit: North Carolina A&T)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina A&T men’s basketball coach Cy Alexander has resigned his position effective immediately.

Associate head coach Jay Joyner will serve as interim for the remainder of the season, Director of Athletics Earl M. Hilton III announced on Friday.

Joyner will make his Division I head coaching debut on Saturday when the Aggies face Savannah at 4 p.m., at Corbett Sports Center.

The school said Alexander will eventually be reassigned to another position associated with development, branding and broadcasting within N.C. A&T’s department of athletics.

Alexander will join men’s basketball play-by-play announcer Spencer Turkin on the radio broadcast of Saturday’s game airing on WCOG 104.9 FM/1230 AM.

“I have decided to step away from actively coaching to pursue other interest within athletics,” said Alexander, according to a prepared statement. “I look forward to pursuing those interest here at North Carolina A&T State University. I have a strong love for broadcasting, and I think being able to sharpen my skills on the Aggie basketball broadcasts will assists me in pursuing broadcasting as my next career. My decision to step down was a difficult one, but the last three years of my life have been tumultuous with the passing of my wife and mother. Therefore, I believe this decision was in the best interest of me and my family.”