Vincent named Assistant Basketball Coach at Langston

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Langston University head men’s basketball coach Chris Wright announced the latest addition to the Lions’ coaching staff in assistant coach Chris Vincent.

“I cannot express how excited I am to join Coach (Chris) Wright here at Langston University. He has proven to be one of the most successful and notable coaches in the country at any level,” assistant coach Chris Vincent said. “He is a complete winner in every aspect and lives and breathes this profession. He has a niche for not only creating a winning culture, but true family atmosphere where it is evident after meeting his wife Ally and new son Reece. Langston University is a truly an amazing place to be and I am privileged to work by Coach Wright’s side and cannot wait to get started with this amazing new group of players, administration, and community. L’s Up!”

Vincent most recently was an assistant coach at the University of Fort Lauderdale. In UFTL’s first season as a program the Eagles won 15 games including a top-10 win on the road at #7 Warner University. Fort Lauderdale qualified for the NCCAA national tournament as a first-year program and reached the Sweet 16.

Before heading to the University of Fort Lauderdale, Vincent was on staff at the University of Southern Miss under Jay Ladner where he conducted scouts for all opponents throughout the year, coordinating with assigned assistants. He managed individual workouts, one on one meetings with players for player development. Vincent managed team film sessions for practices and games, and he maintained Southern Mississippi’s recruiting database.

Chris Vincent is a big time hire for us! He has a tremendous amount of experience at all levels of college basketball including five years at the NCAA Division I level,” head coach Chris Wright said. “It was particularly important to me to not only hire a coach in this spot that can help us compete for conference and national championships but also to find the right fit for our program and university. Coach Vincent has served at two HBCU’s in his career and has a great understanding of the mission and purpose of Langston University.”

“He is the complete package as a coach. He is very good on the court, has proven he can recruit at a high level, and deeply cares about the student-athletes he coaches on a daily basis. Most importantly, he is a great person with tremendous character. I am thrilled to welcome him and his wife Susan to our family!”

Additionally, Vincent coached at Miami Dade College for two seasons, where he had eight players sign to Division I schools and developed 11 All-Southern Conference performers. The program also saw an eight-win increase during his time. He also was a member of the Ivy League ranks for three years as Yale’s Director of Basketball Operations. The Bulldogs made the 2016 NCAA Tournament, where they knocked off No. 3-seed Baylor and finished 23-7 (13-1 in conference play) before losing to Duke 71-64 to head to the Sweet Sixteen.

Vincent has also served as the video coordinator at Delaware for the 2014-15 season, assistant head coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from 2013-14, and an assistant at American International College from 2010-12. The 2011 AIC squad made the NCAA Division II Tournament as a #2 seed in the East Region and finished 20-9.

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