Former NBA star and actor Reggie Theus is reportedly being named basketball coach and athletic director at Bethune-Cookman.
Theus, who previously coached at Cal State Northridge, New Mexico State, and in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, replaces the departed Ryan Ridder as head coach. Ridder left Bethune-Cookman to take a job at Tennessee-Martin.
Theus would take the place of long-time AD Dr. Lynn Thompson. Thompson closed out his 30-year tenure on June 30. The following day, the school officially joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Bethune-Cookman canceled the remainder of its 2020-21 athletic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct. 27, 2020.