The Southern men’s basketball program is beginning to take shape under new coach Morris Scott.
Scott announced the hiring of assistant coach Chrys Cornelius on Wednesday, completing Scott’s first coaching staff for the 2017-18 season.
Assistant coaches Pedro Cipriano and Jethro Hillman, who were hired during the Roman Banks era, are expected to remain on staff under Scott.
Fortunately, Cornelius won’t have much adjusting to do when he joins Scott’s staff, having worked together at Florida A&M, where Scott was a graduate assistant when Cornelius was an assistant coach.
“He’s a guy that taught me a lot about the coaching business and the do’s and don’t’s of being in the college coaching profession,” Scott said. “He’s an older veteran and a guy I’m comfortable with, a guy that I know knows me. I felt like it was a good move to bring him on and be a part of our staff.”
Cornelius comes to Southern after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant at Bethune Cookman.
Before that, Cornelius was an assistant at Wisconsin-Green Bay. While there, Cornelius played a major role in recruiting two-time Horizon League Player of the Year Keifer Sykes and Alec Brown who was a second-round draft pick in the 2014 NBA draft.