Roscoe named Assistant Basketball Coach at Clayton State

Clayton State men’s basketball head coach Vince Alexander has announced the hiring of Jason Roscoe as assistant coach for the men’s basketball program. This is the first hiring for Alexander who took over the program in March 2021.
Roscoe joins the Lakers with over 15 years of coaching experience at the high school and junior college levels.
“I am extremely blessed and excited to have Jason join me here at Clayton State,” Alexander stated. “I have coached and known Jason since he was 14 years old. He is a tremendous person and will be a great coach. He’s also an exemplary leader and will quickly become one of the best assistants in the country.”
Roscoe comes to Morrow from Philadelphia, where he served as an assistant professor at Community College of Philadelphia. While in Philly, Roscoe coached for a local AAU U15 boys basketball team.
“First, I’d like to thank God for providing me with an opportunity to fulfill a dream of mine,” Roscoe said. “I’d also like to thank the search committee members as well.
“It is a blessing an honor to work alongside Coach Alexander whom I played for in both high school and college. The relationship that I have with both Coach Alexander and his wife Anita goes beyond the game of basketball. Family is first with Coach Alexander, and to be with my family and coach at Clayton State means a lot to me.”
Roscoe began his coaching career at Liberty High School where he served as Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach from 2004-07. He compiled a 38-23 record and helped build a playoff caliber program during that time. Prior to his arrival, the team finished 0-23.
He then coached at Lehigh Carbon Community College and Northampton Community College.
“Coach Alexander is a man of great integrity with a passion for what he does as a coach,” Roscoe said. “He is a coach who has been able to build a winning culture at every school he’s been at and builds an atmosphere in which all his student-athletes thrive.”
Roscoe played under Coach Alexander collegiately at Mansfield University. He also played football for two seasons and ran track for one year. He was named team captain for his final two seasons of basketball and helped lead the team to a 39-18 record during that span.
He earned a bachelor’s (criminal justice) and master’s degree (education) from Mansfield. In 2019, he received an academic advising certificate from Sam Houston State University.

“Clayton State University is a great institution that offers an unbelievable experience both academically and athletically,” Roscoe stated. “I am excited to begin working with the team and I look forward to accomplishing great things on the court, in the classroom and in the community.”

Roscoe is a native of York, Pa. and played for Coach Alexander while he was at York High School. A three-sport athlete, Roscoe earned All-State recognition in basketball, football and track. In April 2001, he was named one of the 40 Greatest Athletes to come from York and he attended the same high school as Chris Doleman (NFL Hall of Famer) and Super Bowl LV Championship Head Coach Bruce Arians.

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