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Arthur Cheers

Head Menís Basketball/ Associate Athletic Director

Arthur Cheers, now entering his eighth year of collegiate coaching, enters his third season at Lane College and 1st year as the Head Coach for the Dragons. While serving as the Associate Head Coach for two seasons, he helped guide the menís basketball program to a school record of 22 wins and as runner- up in the SIAC tournament. Coach Cheers came to Lane from Saint Augustineís College located in Raleigh, NC where he served as Associate Head Basketball Coach for one year. During that time at St. Augustineís, the Basketball program came to be one of the top defenses in the Conference and in the nation. They were also ranked in the top 25 Division II Poll for the first time in school history. Still at St. Augustine, he coached Will Gill and Hayward Fain who were both selected as first-team All-CIAA and CIAA Rookies of the year.

At Jackson State University in Jackson, MS, Coach Cheers served as the Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator. His skills as Defensive Coordinator helped the team win the SWAC Championship and secure a spot in the NCAA tournament. Cheersí leadership was very instrumental in the development of Trey Johnson (formally of the Cleveland Cavaliers) as the Player-of-the-Year while being the nationís leading scorer.

Prior to his arrival at Jackson State, Cheers spent one year as head basketball coach of Earle High School in Earle, AR and two years as Head Basketball Coach at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. In that time, he rebuilt the Menís Basketball Program to a 50-12 overall record. In two consecutive years, the Menís Basketball program ranked among the highest team G.P.A (3.4) while under his leadership.

From 2001-2005, Cheers and Co-Head Coaches Kevin Howard and Willie Larry Sr. led the Arkansas Lakers AAU team to four consecutive State Championships. He is married to the former Wednesday Guess of Earle, AR



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