UAPB Head Baseball Coach Out After 14 Years

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Pine Bluff- Multiple sources report UAPB Head Baseball Coach Carlos James has been relieved of his duties after 14 seasons.

He served as an assistant coach with Arkansas–Pine Bluff from 2000–2004, and also coached local teams in Pine Bluff. He was named interim head coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2008 before becoming full-time head coach the following season. He improved the struggling program and helped them compete in the Gulf South Conference, as the first African-American to be named head coach in any sport at UAM, and the first for baseball in the Gulf South. In 2011, James became head coach at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and earned Southwester Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2013, and in his fourth season led the Golden Lions to their first ever 2014 SWAC Western Division Championship in school history. He would also lead the Golden Lions the following two seasons to first place finishes in the SWAC Western Division.

Official statements from both parties are expected to be released later.