Alcorn State, MS (Sports Network) - Alcorn State has announced the hiring of
Tony Pecoraro as its new defensive coordinator under first-year head coach
Last season, Pecoraro was the defensive coordinator for Division II North
Alabama, where the Lions made a second consecutive NCAA playoff appearance
under head coach Terry Bowden.
"This place has a lot of good history," Pecoraro said. "I know it's going to
be a challenge, but I think it's going to be a good challenge."
Hopson, who was hired by Alcorn in late May, is the first-ever white head
coach in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Hopson's nearly completed football coaching staff begins practice Aug. 1. The
Braves open the season exactly one month later against reigning SWAC champion
Grambling State on Sept. 1.
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