Belhaven University has announced that Rusty Cram has been hired as the new Head Coach of the Blazers women’s basketball program. Cram brings a wealth of coaching experience to Belhaven after spending 21 seasons at NCAA Division I Georgia Southern, with 16 of those seasons as the head coach. Cram began his career in Statesboro in 1990 as an assistant coach.
Cram is the all time wins leader and longest tenured head coach in Georgia Southern history, compiling an overall record of 239-230. Cram guided the Lady Eagles to two Southern Conference regular season titles and was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year twice during his career. Cram notched eight 15 win seasons, including two 20 win campaigns, and was part of the only two NCAA trips in program history as an assistant in 1993 and 1994.
Prior to his time at Georgia Southern, Cram was a head coach for eight seasons at the high school level in Alabama and Louisiana. He was the head boys coach at Evangel Christian Academy in Mobile, AL and led them to the 1981 State Title before heading to Sam Crow Academy in Oak Grove, LA where he was both the boys and girls head coach. Cram guided the girl’s team to the state finals in 1982 and 1983, capturing the title in 1983. Following the 1983 season, Cram moved on to Cedar Creek High School in Ruston, LA. Cram amassed a record of 211-81 and captured two State Championships as a high school head coach.
Cram succeeds Billy Evans, who recently accepted the Head Coaching position at the University of Mobile.
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