- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2011

LORMAN, MISS. (AP) - Alcorn State says Larry Smith will not return for a fourth season as head basketball coach at his alma mater, but will take a new role as director of athletic development.

Smith went 12-78 in three seasons. The school said in a release that Smith will report to Stephen L. McDaniel, vice president of Institutional Advancement.

The statement sites Smith’s fundraising experience as one reason for his being placed in his new job.