NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball head coach Casey Alexander will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the May 6 Nashville Sounds game at First Tennessee Park.
The Sounds host Memphis, with game time slated for 6:35 p.m. CT.
Alexander, who became the 10th head coach in program history April 10 succeeding Hall of Fame coach Rick Byrd, is one of only 10 coaches in America (outside P5, Big East, AAC) to win 52 or more games over the last two seasons.
A Nashville native, Alexander was inducted into the Belmont University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 for his contributions as a four-year letterwinner at point guard and as a member of Byrd's coaching staff.
Belmont Basketball and the Nashville Sounds have a longstanding partnership, including game promotions and an internship exchange program.
Fans can take advantage of the Sounds' 'Kroger Plus Family 4-Pack' Promotion here.
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Head Coaches
52+ Victories Last Two Seasons (outside P5, Big East, AAC)
Casey Alexander, Belmont
John Becker, Vermont
Randy Bennett, Saint Mary's
Mark Few, Gonzaga
Chris Jans, New Mexico State
Matt McMahon, Murray State
Wes Miller, UNCG
Porter Moser, Loyola
T.J. Otzelberger, South Dakota State/UNLV
Craig Smith, South Dakota/Utah State
(NOTE - Eric Musselman and Nate Oats reached the milestone, but currently coach P5 programs)
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 13 of the last 14 seasons, including eight berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 17 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs nine consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 14 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.