Former BCU, Del State Coach Takes St. Aug’s Hoops Job

Former Division I head coach Tony Sheal’s will take over as St. Augustine’s University basketball coach. (Florida State photo)

A little more than a month after losing its coach to a conference foe, St. Aug basketball has a new face with Division I experience. Tony Sheals was named St. Augustine’s University’s latest basketball coach on Tuesday. The former Florida A&M head coach replaces Lonnie Blow, who left in July to take over at Virginia State.

//“We are excited to add Coach Sheals to our athletic family,” St. Aug Athletic Director George Williams said. “He is a veteran coach who will lead an outstanding group of players this season.”

Sheals will take over a St. Aug team which finished 16-12 overall last season, but only five returning players.

Sheal’s served as both head coach for the MEAC’s Bethune-Cookman (94-97) and Delaware State (2000). He most recently served as an assistant at Florida A&M. “It is a tremendous opportunity and honor to represent the Falcon community. I look forward to coaching in the CIAA and leading our program to success.”

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