Louisiana Tech adds Hines as Assistant Basketball Coach

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Louisiana Tech Men’s Basketball head coach Talvin Hester announced Tuesday that Winston Hines will be joining the Bulldog coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Hines brings 13 years of collegiate coaching experience to Ruston, having recently spent five seasons as an assistant coach at nearby Grambling State.
Winston Hines is unique for this job in that he has been in the state of Louisiana for a lot of years,” said Hester.  “He is from Florida so that helps keep the connection to that state that LA Tech has had for a while.  We want to continue to recruit great in our region and in places we have always been great like Florida.  He will be a great addition to our Bulldog Family.”
While with the Tigers, Hines helped the program to four top-four finishes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference including their first SWAC regular season title in 30 years.
“I am very excited to be joining the staff here at Louisiana Tech,” said Hines.  “I would like to thank coach Hester for giving me this opportunity to join his staff and help add to the prestigious history of the basketball program here at LA Tech.  
“I would like to thank coach Donte Jackson for having me on his staff at Grambling State and Stillman College for the last eight seasons as well as thanks to coach Michael Grant for giving me my start as a collegiate coach.  Last, but not least, thanks to my family and friends who believe in me and continuously push me to be a great coach.  With that being said, How ‘Bout Them Dogs!”
In his first season at GSU in 2017-18, he helped engineer a rebirth for the Tigers program as they recorded a 17-14 overall record and a 13-5 mark in SWAC play to deliver an outright SWAC title. 
The following season, the Tigers made more history by appearing on the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, their first postseason appearance since 1980.  The 2019-20 season mark the third straight year of reaching 17 victories with 11 of those wins coming in conference against SWAC opponents. 
Hines helped in the development of Ivy Smith who was selected as a BOXTOROW HBCU All-American.  Smith was also a two-time All-SWAC honoree and an NABC First Team All-District selection.
Prior to coaching in Grambling, Hines spent one season as the associate head coach at Stillman College during the 2016-17 season.  In his lone season with the Lady Tigers, the team compiled a 19-4 record after totaling just 24 wins in the previous three seasons combined. 
This opportunity came after spending eight seasons with the men’s program at Stillman College as an assistant coach where he helped the Tigers receive their first ever Top 25 ranking in the NCAA Division II polls.
During the 2010-11 season, the program produced a record of 24-8 and advanced to the 2011 NCAA South Regional Championship game.  His last season with the program was the best as the Tigers registered a 27-6 overall record and a 20-1 league mark in route to claiming the 2016 SIAC regular season and tournament title while also advancing to the second round of the NCAA national tournament.
While at Stillman College, he helped coach several all-conference players including Rodnerius Lewis who was SIAC Player of the Year and a BOXTOROW HBCU All-American.
Hines graduated from Stillman with Honors in 2008 with a degree in Health and Physical Education.  He was a vital piece on the 2005-06 team that won the first SIAC Tournament championship in school history.
Prior to Stillman, he played one season at Pensacola Junior College, where he received his Associates Degree in General Studies.  He prepped at Woodham High School in Pensacola where he was a four-year starter on the varsity team. 
Hines has two sons, Dontreal and DeKaylen.


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