Friday , Apr , 28 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Morgan State names Bozeman head basketball coach

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) – Todd Bozeman was named the head basketball
coach at Morgan State University on Thursday.

Bozeman replaces Alfred Beard, who resigned on March 28 after a 4-26 campaign,
the program’s worst since a 3-25 mark in 2001.

“I always had a dream and a goal of taking a historically black college and
making it a national power and making it a special basketball program,” said
Bozeman. “So now I have that opportunity and I am going to do my best to
fulfill the dream.”

Bozeman brings a wealth of coaching success with him to Morgan State, which
hasn’t won a Mid-Eastern Conference championship in 30 years.

In four campaigns at California, Bozeman led the program to three top-four
finishes in the Pac-10, ranked in the Top 20 in four years and led the Golden
Bears to the regional semifinals for the first time since 1960. He coached in
three NCAA Tournaments and at the age of 29 was the youngest head coach ever
in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

The 42-year-old Bozeman coached current NBA players Jason Kidd, Lamond Murray
and Shareef Abdur-Rahim while at Cal. He posted a 63-35 record in Berkeley
before leaving following an NCAA infraction.