BALTIMORE—Prince George’s Community College recently named William West interim men’s basketball coach, according to a statement released by the school.
West has been an assistant for the Owls the past two seasons and will take over from Brian Johnson, who left to take over as head coach at Southern Vermont College, a Division III school.
The Owls won the MJCAA Men’s Tournament in 2016-17 and made it to the NJCAA Region XX Division III title game. Last year, the team got to the NJCAA District VII championship game.
They were 38-27 overall the past two seasons under Johnson.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be named interim men’s basketball coach at Prince George’s Community College,” West said in a statement. “I am committed to continuing to build on the successful foundation Prince George’s Community College has produced throughout the years.”
Before joining the Owls, he was the Friendship Tech Prep High School’s varsity head coach in 2014-15, where the team posted a 20-4 record, a league-best, which awarded him as their Coach of the Year.
West had been the JV head coach at Laurel High School from 2011-14.
At present, West is working on his Master of Arts in Political Science and History, hoping to complete it in the fall of 2019.
Bowie State football begins pre-season practice.
The Bulldogs began their pre-season workouts on Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in their stadium on campus.
Coach Damon Wilson and his assistants will have 45 players coming back from last year’s 9-2 team. Everyone, plus new players and transfers, needed to come to campus on Aug. 7.
The regular season will start on Thursday, Aug. 30 with a road game versus Division I opponent Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, at 6 p.m.
During game weeks, the team will practice on Tuesday at 7 p.m., before going at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday with Friday serving as a travel day, for away games. They will do a 4 p.m. practice on Friday for home games.
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