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Cecil College appoints Alston as new women’s basketball coach

Dec 01, 2023 03:21PM ● By Tricia Hoadley

Archie Alston III has been named as the new head coach for the Cecil College Seahawks women’s basketball team.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the Cecil women’s basketball program,” said Alston upon his acceptance of the new position. “I look forward to building up a tradition of success over the years.”

Since 2020, Alston has coached the junior varsity women’s basketball and lacrosse teams at Mount St. Joseph Academy. He also assisted with both varsity programs at The Mount.

Alston is a head coach managing the fifth-grade boys’ basketball AAU program for South Jersey Buckets. His AAU basketball coaching experience extends to the Lower Merion, where he has coached several teams, including seventh-grade girls and high school boys.

A former college basketball player, Alston played at NCAA Division III Penn State University - Berks Campus. As a freshman, he started in nine games and played eight more. He averaged 5.4 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game.

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