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Xavier's Cousin on list of best HBCU athletics directors

May 28, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Dennis Cousin, director of intercollegiate athletics at Xavier University of Louisiana since 2004, is on HBCUDigest.com's list of the five best ADs at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University).
     During Cousin's tenure, XU teams have won 46 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and NAIA unaffiliated group championships and made 34 appearances at NAIA National Championships. Under Xavier’s current head coaches, 125 of 130 senior student-athletes received degrees from Xavier or are still enrolled.
     Xavier made two major facility upgrades during 2012-13
     XU teams have won 46 conference and unaffiliated group championships since Dennis Cousin was named director of intercollegiate athletics in 2004.

XU teams have won 46 conference and unaffiliated group championships since Dennis Cousin was named director of intercollegiate athletics in 2004.
with the October opening of the XU Tennis Center and the November opening of the Convocation Center, a multipurpose arena which seats nearly 4,000 for basketball and volleyball.
     "Leading an HBCU is not an enviable gig," HBCUDigest.com wrote, "but there are many who are making the most of the job that, next to being an HBCU president, is the hardest at any institution."
     Also on the list of best HBCU ADs are William Broussard of Southern University, Marty Miller of Norfolk State, Lynn Thompson of Bethune-Cookman and William Hayes of Winston-Salem State.
     Xavier is one of 38 U.S. colleges listed as a "Best Buy School" in the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Note to media: Dennis Cousin's last name is pronounced COO-zan.


 

 
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