Talvis Franklin Named Video Coordinator at Troy

Troy University men’s basketball head coach Phil Cunningham announced Monday the hiring of Talvis Franklin as video coordinator. The two worked together, alongside Troy assistant coach Marcus Grant, for 5 seasons at Mississippi State.

“When the video coordinator position opened on our staff, Talvis was the coach I wanted to try and hire,” Cunningham said. “He adds a great deal of wisdom and experience to our program, and the two years on the floor as a full time assistant with the Kennesaw women’s team made him an even more well-rounded coach. He was a big part of what we did on a daily basis at Mississippi State to build a top-25 program, and I’m excited about adding him to our staff at Troy!”

Franklin comes to Troy after spending two seasons at Kennesaw State as a women’s assistant coach. During his first year, the Owls finished the season with a record of 6-24, but in his second year Kennesaw State made it to the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, capping off the season with a 17-13 record.

“I would like to thank coach Cunningham for allowing me to join his staff, thus reuniting me with two coaches with whom I have shared tremendous success,” Franklin said. “I look forward to an exciting season and future with Troy basketball!”

Prior to his time at Kennesaw State, Franklin spent one year as the head junior high basketball coach and assistant varsity coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at the Tupelo Christian Preparatory School in Belden, Miss.

Before Tupelo, Franklin spent 10 years at Mississippi State where he started his coaching career as the head student manager for the Bulldogs. Following graduation, head coach Rick Stansbury named Franklin coordinator of operations and video coordinator, which he held from 2007-2012.

During his time with the Bulldogs, Franklin was a part of five SEC Western Division Championships, one overall SEC Championship and a SEC Tournament Championship, as well as five NCAA tournament appearances.

Franklin received his bachelor’s degree in sociology and physical education from Mississippi State in 2007.

Franklin graduated from Shannon High School, in Shannon, Miss., as the class salutatorian in 1992.


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