Bozeman leaves Ole Miss for Southern Arkansas

Updated: May 11, 2005, 9:25 PM ET
Associated Press

MAGNOLIA, Ark. -- Eric Bozeman, an assistant coach at Ole Miss, has been named men's basketball coach at Southern Arkansas University, the school announced Wednesday.

Bozeman succeeds Brian Daugherty, who resigned with a seven-year record of 84-106.

Bozeman was an assistant coach at Ole Miss the past seven years, during which coach Rod Barnes guided the Rebels to four postseason tournament berths, including an NCAA Division I "Sweet 16" appearance in 2001.

Previously, Bozeman was head coach at Henderson State University for five years, and posted a 71-67 record. Before that, he was an assistant at HSU for two years.

A native of Little Rock, Bozeman served as athletic director and head coach at Shorter Junior College and was an assistant coach at Little Rock Parkview High School.

Bozeman played basketball at Arkansas Tech and was an All-Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference selection in 1981.

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