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Wheeler Brown has been named as the new athletic director at North Carolina A&T University. Brown has served as the school’s interim athletic director since November. A 1979 graduate of the Greensboro, N.C., school, Brown is a member of the Aggie&rs

Wheeler Brown has been named as the new athletic director at North Carolina A&T University.

Brown has served as the school’s interim athletic director since November.

A 1979 graduate of the Greensboro, N.C., school, Brown is a member of the Aggie’s athletic Hall of Fame.

A premier offensive tackle on the Aggie’s first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship team in 1975, Brown is looking forward to leading the athletic fortunes of his alma mater.

“It’s always an honor to come back and serve your alma mater in any capacity,” Brown said. “To be named as the athletic director is a little extra special because I am a product of North Carolina A&T athletics.

“I really want to build our future on the strong traditions of the past.”

North Carolina A&T chancellor Stanley Battle said Brown was the perfect person for the job.

“We had an outstanding pool of highly qualified candidates,” Battle said. “However, Mr. Brown brings tremendous energy, experience and leadership to the position. He is an alumnus of the university and the appropriate person for the job at this time.”

In other Black college sport news:

Long-time assistant women’s basketball coach Sharon Perkins has been named as the interim athletic director at Grambling State University.

A veteran of more than 14 years in Div. I athletics, Perkins began her career as a graduate assistant golf coach at Grambling from 1994-95. After serving as a high school coach at Grant Parish High School in Dry Prong, La., Perkins returned to Grambling as an assistant women’s basketball coach in 1997.

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