New Alcorn A.D. Sets Fundraising Goal

Alcorn State's new athletic director is getting off to a fast start by setting a high fundraising goal.

Darren Hamilton set a goal of $250,000 in his first 90 days on the job and has been tirelessly fundraising since taking over April 1st.

No one has been immune to his request for a $250 check, including his new boss, President George Ross.

Hamilton believes his gimmick, ‘it only takes 1,000 people who care about the Braves to meet the goal’, will pay off for the cash-strapped athletic department.

Hamilton also is searching for a new men's basketball coach after firing Samuel West just one day into his new administration. He says he's been in negotiations and could have the new coach named soon.

He's filling up the rest of his time by meeting with coaches, athletes, administrators, alumni and donors. He's letting them know about his plans, and also letting them know how they can help.

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