The Lion's Roar

Kiefer promoted to men’s basketball head coach

David Kiefer

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2019

Jay Ladner, former basketball coach, worked for five seasons and led the team to a 76-88 record overall and an appearance in the 2018 National Invitational Tournament. The University of Southern Mississippi alumnus has returned to his alma mater to coach the Golden Eagles basketball team. After...

Ladner steps down

Jay Ladner, former head coach of men's basketball, returned to coach at his alma mater. Ladner won the 1987 NIT Tournament with the Golden Eagles.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

After five seasons as the head coach of men’s basketball team, Jay Ladner stepped down to lead a different team. Ladner resigned on April 18 to take the position of head coach at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi. “I will always remember the opportunity I was given to be a Divi...

Lions show out on Senior Day

The Lions beat the Northwestern State University Demons 69-55. Moses Greenwood, senior forward, led the Lions with 22 points.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

On Senior Day, the Lions basketball team beat the Northwestern State University Demons 69-55. Moses Greenwood, senior forward, led the Lions with 22 points. Jay Ladner, head coach of men's basketball, discussed Greenwood’s performance on the court. “Moses, when he got here, went from an at-the-rim...

Lead a team like a family

Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, poses with the Harlem Globetrotters including former player Nate Lofton in the University Center. Ladner aims to help his players reach their full potential as a coach.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2019

With decades of coaching experience, Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, constructs relationships with his team as he continues to break school records. Growing up the son of a basketball coach, Ladner felt drawn to his career path at a young age. “A coach has a very unique ability...

Lions are victorious at home

Marlain Veal, senior guard, looks for an open pass in Saturday's game against Nicholls State University. The Lions beat the Colonels 91-70.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

In the ninth Southland Conference game of the season, the men's basketball team landed a victory against Nicholls State University. The Lions finished the game 91-70, setting the overall record to 9-13. Marlain Veal, senior guard and all-time program leader in assists and steals, scored 13 points...

Lions fall at home to Bearkats

Marlain Veal, senior guard, did not start in the

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

The men's basketball team ended its four-game win streak in a match against Sam Houston State University. The Lions lost 62-52 in the "Jam the Jungle" game. "We didn't do a good job tonight and made too many turnovers on offense," shared Jay Ladner, head coach. "We played great on defense and held...

Jay Ladner reaches out to fans

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

Lion men’s basketball enthusiasts can hear all the latest news through the head coach’s talk show. “Inside Southeastern Basketball with Jay Ladner” made its spring debut on Jan. 7 and will continue through March 4. During the show, Jay Ladner, men’s basketball head coach, recaps the past...

Lions win at home

Marlain Veal, a senior forward, scored 12 points against William Carey University in the Lions' first home game of the season.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2018

The Lions men's basketball team won its first home game of the season 78-57 against William Carey University. Six Lions players scored in the double digits with Moses Greenwood, a senior forward, and Marlain Veal, a senior guard, leading with 12 points each. Head Coach Jay Ladner discussed the...

Speeches make the game

Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, talks to his players about their game plan. Games include coaches giving their players a pep talk to rally morale and win the match.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

When people think of sports, they think of players, wins and losses. Fans also think of coaches, the championship game and the “game winning play.” Although all of these are important to the nature of sports, there are many more pillars to sports. One major pillar of sports is the pregame speech....

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Football, baseball and men’s basketball attract the most attendees to their games at the university. The popularity of these sports stem both from their national popularity and their success in season play.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018

Sports fans consistently head out to sporting venues or tune in on the TV and radio to watch their favorite teams compete. By attendance, football, baseball and men’s basketball are the university’s most popular sports. On record, football’s most attended game was against Jackson State University...