The Register, 1993-03-26
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club offers support for youth parting shot don corbett center listens to the explaination given by the official i have served for fourteen years as the basketball coach at north carolina a&t state university said corbett these years have been very rewarding years ones that i will always remember and shall always cherish corbett informed chancellor edward b fort of his decision thursday afternoon march 11 he will remain part of the a&t staff as a member of the faculty after a 14-year run during which he compiled a record of 256 wins and 143 losses don corbett has left his position as head basketball coach at n.c a&t state university announcing his resignation just six days after the aggies were eliminated in the first round of the mid-eastern athletic conference tournament on march 5 college lincoln university lincoln university lincoln university lincoln university lincoln university lincoln university lincoln university lincoln university nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t nca&t 1971 72 1972 73 1973 74 1974 75 1975 76 1976 77 1977 78 1978 79 1979 80 1980 81 1981 82 1982 83 1983 84 1984 85 1985 86 1986 87 1987 88 1988 89 989-90 1990 91 1991 92 1992 93 posting a 21-7 record and a trip to the meac championship game after struggling through an 8 19 season in 1980 his first at a&t corbett improved the next year by corbett a 1964 graduate of lincoln university in jefferson city mo received a master's degree in 1965 from the university of illinois before taking on his first coaching job at carver high school in columbus ga where he had grown the central focus of the kevie wilkins a member of the fraternity said save our youth awareness week which took place mar 15-19 was the first leg of a push to help black youth in the community who may have fallen victim to drug abuse pregnancy child abuse or peer pressure to break the law saving black youth is the main item this year on the agenda of n.c a&t's etachapter of the phi beta sigma fraternity a spokesman said totals a */ miaa championships f ncaa division ii playoffs Â§>/ nit tournament **/ meac regular season champs Â¥/ meac tournament champs and ncaa division i playoffs through eight seasons of play corbett's teams won 159 games with just 59 defeats they captured after two successful years there he went on to south carolina state for a year as an assistant and later to tennessee state for three years in the fall of 1971 he returned to his alma mater lincoln the aggies reeled in the next seven league tournament crowns and yearly bids into the ncaa division i basketball championships along with his team"s success corbett was voted meac coach of the year six times and outstanding tournament coach six times as well from there one success would soon follow another in a&t's men's basketball program greensboro for me personally i too need the opportunity to have some free time time free of pressure to enjoy my family pursue other goals or even just simply to smell the roses he said therefore i have decided to step down as head coach at the university my plans are to remain at the university and in the city of corbett also cited personal reasons for the unexpected decision direction however at this point in my career he said i feel that this is an appropriate time for the university's basketball program to move in another one of this fraternity's primary goals has been to provide services to the youth of the community wilkins said such services include tutoring mentoring and counseling at allen middle school and the windsor recreation center included a youth campus tour a youth development seminar save our youth button day and a talent show the week of activities this was the first time the fraternity had dedicated an entire week to the youth in the community around the university and it was a big success wilkins said community to spend an hour per day with a youth mar 22-26 program was to encourage students and members of the now's the time jesse jackson jr urges students to strive to be better index features 4 campus & i)mmimiy_3 from staff reports jackson returns home leaders jackson also touched on the qualities that african-americans should look for in their political achievement without preparation is called the lottery he said honors students in attendance were not there by accident noting that success did not just come from preparation and opportunity but rather being prepared when opportunity presented itself jackson stressed that the black studies prepare students to deal with the real racist world jackson added the only difference between the haitians and black people in this country is the boat ride he said referring to the boat rides endured by slaves a century ago we got off in charleston and they got off in haiti hour convocation speech into an argument for mandatory studies at a&t comparing the plight of haitian boat people turned away from american shores to the situation facing american blacks he turned much of his half instead the guidance of a group of older men familiar with the civil rights struggle was needed he said how do we turn our black boys into black men jackson asked rhetorically he concluded that the goal of producing a new generation of black leaders couldn't be done through action on the streets the armed forces which he said fragmented black families the jails or colleges one out of every 100 black boys and girls assumed the most intelligent doll would be a white one jackson said themselves when his father the rev jesse jackson ran for president the black community thought he had a personal agenda he said he called this a barbie doll decision based on the observation that everyone seems to prefer a white doll over a black one including blacks prior to 1984 the only criteria for the black community to elect a president of the united states was based on who had the best record oncivil rights he said he urged students not to just occupy the space surrounding them but to do something while they had that space it is our challenge not just to occupy space but that the world that we live in should be a little better place because we lived he said at the conclusion of jackson's speech protestors again shouted slogans in favor of mandatory black studies as fort spoke it's not the briefcase jackson said it's not the money it has everything to do with what change did i make am i honoring my people a 1987 magna cum laude graduate with a bachelor of science degree in management and a 1990 master's degree in theology from the chicago theological seminary as well as a law degree from the university of illinois jackson is president of the keep hope alive political action committee and vice president at large of operation push the statement of support came after protestors interrupted a&t chancellor edward fort's introductory remarks with the chants black studies should be mandatory addressing an audience of more than 800 honors students and faculty jackson said i support those students who support black studies student protestors chanting black studies now at last wednesday's n.c a&t honors convocation found their call echoed by keynote speaker jesse jackson jr who graduated from the university six years ago the a&t register greensboro north carolina 27411 north carolina agricultural and technical state university volume 68 number9 from staff reports loses four miaa titles and participated in the ncaa division ii regionals five times his career coaching record stands at 415 wins and 202 history though past a&t records do not give a complete account corbett is believed to be the most successful basketball coach in a&t career stats 26 eetatary 1993 corbett resigns as coach news scope by kim mayhew staff reporter
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