Sewanee names new coach

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Sewanee named Michael "Mick" Hedgepeth as its new head men's basketball coach, replacing Bradley Pierson who resigned after one season.

University Athletic Director Mark Webb announced the hiring on Monday.

"Coach Hedgepeth came to Sewanee as an assistant coach a year ago with invaluable experiences from two superior basketball programs: first as a standout player at Belmont University and later as an assistant coach at Williams College," said Webb in the University's release. "During his brief tenure at Sewanee, Coach Hedgepeth has shown that he has the leadership skills, the work ethic, and the recruiting skills to become Sewanee's next head men's basketball coach."

Hedgepeth played four seasons at Division I Belmont in Nashville, Tenn. and scored 1,191 points in his time with the Bruins. He was named the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament MVP in 2011 and helped Belmont reach the Division I NCAA Tournament twice.

"It is hard to put into words how excited, humbled, and honored I am to accept the head men's basketball coaching position," said Hedgepeth in the release. "Continuing Sewanee's renowned academic reputation and rich athletic tradition, it is a true joy to be around student-athletes who strive for excellence in every area of their lives."

Hedgepeth spent last season on Sewanee's staff as an assistant under Bradley Pierson. He resigned earlier this month to become the head coach at his high school alma mater, the Darlington School in Rome, Ga.

The Tigers finished 15-13, 7-7 in the SAA last season.