Assistant to take over UAPB women's basketball

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Cary Shelton has been hired as Arkansas-Pine Bluff's women's basketball coach.

Shelton will take over next month. He has previously been an assistant for the men's and women's basketball teams at UAPB.

"We're very excited to be able bring in a coach of the caliber of coach Shelton," athletic director Skip Perkins said. "We believe he will be able to take the women's basketball program to new and improved heights."

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