Hassan Nizam has been named the new head coach for the Macomb Community College men’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Bryan Rizzo announced. Nizam—well-known across in the basketball world as “Coach Niz”—steps into the role for Blake Jackson, who served as interim head coach last season following the retirement of longtime head coach, Jim Twigg.
Macomb Community College Athletic Director, Bryan Rizzo, announced on Tuesday (August 4) that Blake Jackson has been named interim head men’s basketball coach, effective immediately. Jackson joined the Monarchs’ men’s basketball staff prior to the 2019-20 season as assistant coach and helped the program to a 19-win season and a postseason berth. Jackson’s promotion comes
After 30-plus years in the profession, including the last 10 leading the Macomb Community College men’s basketball program, Jim Twigg has retired from coaching. The announcement bookends a highly-successful, decade-long tenure as the Monarchs’ head coach where Twigg compiled a 165-134 record. “I consider myself lucky to have been the coach at Macomb for the