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Southwest Mississippi will elevate assistant Corey Schmidt to the role of head coach, replacing Bryan Bender who took over at Ellsworth CC (IA) back in early April.
Schmidt had been on Bender’s staff for the past two season. Prior to that, he spent one year on Danny Manning’s staff at Wake Forest as the video coordinator. Schmidt also spent four seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at New Orleans, and served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Belmont.
An official announcement is expected shortly.