Cyrus Walker Alexander III (born September 9, 1953) is an American former college basketball head coach who most recently coached North Carolina A&T University, having resigned on January 29, 2016 after 22 games into the 2015–16 season. He was also a longtime men's basketball coach at South Carolina State University. In April 2003, after 16 seasons at SCSU, Alexander moved to coach Tennessee State University. Alexander was fired as coach of TSU in February 2009. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
|Born||September 9, 1953|
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1987–2003||South Carolina State|
|2012–2016||North Carolina A&T|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1–6 (NCAA Division I)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|5 MEAC regular season (1989, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003)|
6 MEAC Tournament (1989, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2013)
|MEAC Coach of the Year (2003)|
Head coaching recordEdit
|South Carolina State Bulldogs (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1987–2003)|
|1987–88||South Carolina State||16–13||10–6||3rd|
|1988–89||South Carolina State||25–8||14–2||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|1989–90||South Carolina State||13–16||8–8||4th|
|1990–91||South Carolina State||13–15||10–6||2nd|
|1991–92||South Carolina State||14–15||9–7||4th|
|1992–93||South Carolina State||16–13||9–7||2nd|
|1993–94||South Carolina State||16–13||10–6||2nd|
|1994–95||South Carolina State||15–13||11–5||2nd|
|1995–96||South Carolina State||22–8||14–2||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|1996–97||South Carolina State||14–14||12–6||2nd|
|1997–98||South Carolina State||22–8||16–2||2nd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|1998–99||South Carolina State||17–12||14–4||1st|
|1999–00||South Carolina State||20–14||14–5||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|2000–01||South Carolina State||19–13||14–4||1st|
|2001–02||South Carolina State||15–16||11–7||3rd|
|2002–03||South Carolina State||20–11||15–3||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|South Carolina State:||276–200||204–80|
|Tennessee State Tigers (Ohio Valley Conference) (2003–2009)|
|North Carolina A&T Aggies (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2012–2016)|
|2012–13||North Carolina A&T||20–17||8–8||T–6th||NCAA Division I Second Round|
|2013–14||North Carolina A&T||9–23||5–11||T–8th|
|2014–15||North Carolina A&T||9–23||6–10||T–9th|
|2015–16||North Carolina A&T||5–17*||2–6*||T–6th|
|North Carolina A&T:||43–80||21–35||
* resigned on 1/29/16
Postseason invitational champion
- "Cy Alexander". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
- London, Mike (17 March 2000). "Wherever Cy Alexander goes, so does Catawba". Salisbury Post. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
- Associated Press (14 October 2004). "Murray State OVC favourites yet again". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
- "Tennessee St. fires men's hoops coach". UPI. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
- Goodman, Jeff (21 April 2012). "N.C. A&T hires former MEAC coach Cy Alexander". CBS SPorts.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- "Alexander Resigns As N.C. A&T Head Coach". ncataggies.com. North Carolina A&T. January 29, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2016.