Assistant promoted at Southern Virginia

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Greg Winslow head shot Southern Virginia vice president of sthletics Jason Lamb named Greg Winslow head men's basketball coach. Winslow, who has served as the assistant men's basketball coach under Tony Caputo for two of the past three seasons, is the seventh head coach in the history of the program.

He replaces Caputo, who stepped down in February.

"We are fortunate to have an experienced coach who has been involved in the program as much as Coach Winslow has to take our program forward," Lamb said. "He is familiar with who we are as a university and the caliber of student-athletes we have here."

Serving as Caputo's assistant coach, Winslow helped lead the men's basketball program to its first Capital Athletic Conference tournament appearance in 2015-16 and eight home wins this past season — the most since the 2012-13 season.

Winslow's son, Kellen Winslow, will be a senior guard for the Knights in 2018-19. He averaged 20 minutes and 4.4 points per game this past season.

Since joining Caputo's staff in 2015, Greg Winslow has also served in several capacities within the Knights athletics department including director of intramurals and director of promotions. Before coming to Southern Virginia, Winslow accumulated more than two decades of coaching experience in California at the community college and high school levels.

"I'm very thankful to President Wilcox and Jason Lamb for giving me this opportunity," Winslow said. "Saying I am excited is an understatement. We will build on the foundation Coach Caputo has created and continue to increase our pace of play."

Winslow earned his bachelor's degree from Fresno State and master's from California State University, Bakersfield. He and his wife of 33 years, Janene, have four children, including Kellen and Southern Virginia alumnus Rex Winslow.