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Oct. 3, 2013

HAMPTON, VA- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's (CIAA) annual Basketball Media Day will be held on Thursday, October 3 and will be the official tip-off to the 2013-2014 season. Stan Lewter, producer and host with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group and ESPN, will emcee the 90-minute press conference, and will interview each institution's men's and women's basketball head coach. Following the interviews, media can conduct one-on-one interviews with the coaches. Basketball Media Day will be held in Charlotte, N.C., at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel.

The schedule is as follows:
· 10 a.m. - Media arrive to set up
· 11 a.m. - Welcome from CIAA Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter
· 11:10 a.m. - CIAA predicted order of finish and preseason all-conference teams announcement
· 11:15 a.m. - Coaches interviews
· 12:30 p.m. - Conclusion with invocation followed by lunch and one-on-one interviews
· 2 p.m. - Adjourn
"We are pleased to have this strong group of coaches to provide their personal perspectives on the upcoming basketball season. We encourage media who cover the CIAA to attend Basketball Media Day to have exclusive access as the season tips-off," said Jacqie Carpenter, commissioner - CIAA.

Interviews will begin with schools from the Northern Division, followed by those from the Southern Division. Within each division, schools will be interviewed alphabetically by school names. The line-up includes: Northern Division

Bowie State University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Darrell Brooks
Women's Basketball Coach - Renard Smith

Chowan University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Brett Vincent
Women's Basketball Coach - Patrick Mashuda

Elizabeth City State:
Men's Basketball Coach - Shawn Walker
Women's Basketball Coach - Alico Dunk

The Lincoln University:
Men's Basketball Coach - John Hill
Women's Basketball Coach - Jessica Kern

Virginia State University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Lonnie Blow, Jr.
Women's Basketball Coach - James Hill, Jr.

Virginia Union University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Luqman Jaaber
Women's Basketball Coach - Barvenia Wooten-Cherry

Southern Division

Fayetteville State University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Alphonza Kee
Women's Basketball Coach - Eva Patterson-Heath

Johnson C. Smith University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Stephen Joyner, Sr.
Women's Basketball Coach - Stephen Joyner, Jr.

Men's Basketball Coach - James Stinson
Women's Basketball Coach - Angelyne Brown

Saint Augustine's University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Tony Sheals
Women's Basketball Coach - Rachel Bullard

Shaw University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Cleo Hill, Jr.
Women's Basketball Coach - Jacques Curtis

Winston-Salem State University:
Men's Basketball Coach - Bobby Collins
Women's Basketball Coach - A.G. Hall

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