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Lipscomb names new men's basketball head coach

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 17:32:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Lipscomb has found a new men's basketball head coach.

The school announced the hiring of Lennie Acuff Tuesday afternoon.

Acuff was previously at the University of Alabama-Huntsville where he won more than 400 games at the Divison II level with UAH.

“I am thrilled, very humbled and thankful for the opportunity,” Acuff said. “I understand the tradition that exists with Lipscomb basketball and I will do everything I can to continue to build upon that tradition."

Acuff has also coached at different levels of college basketball in Georgia and Mississippi.

Acuff becomes the 19th coach of the Bisons after former coach Casey Alexander left to take the job at Belmont following the retirement of Rick Byrd.

Lipscomb made the NIT Championship game this past season.

He will be formerly announced at a press conference on campus Wednesday afternoon.