Sharpe hired at S. Arkansas

Andy Sharpe has been introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at Southern Arkansas. He has served the past five years as head coach at NAIA-affiliated Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.

Sharpe brings eight years of coaching experience to the Muleriders, seven as a head coach in which he has compiled a career mark of 168-70 for a .706 win percentage.

Prior to arriving at Martin Methodist, Sharpe began his collegiate coaching career in 2004-05 as an assistant at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga., before taking over the program the following season and serving two years as head coach, compiling a 41-29 (.586) record.

Sharpe will have some familiarity with his future opponents in the Great American Conference, as his cousin, Allen Sharpe, is the second-year men’s coach at Arkansas-Monticello.

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