AP Sports Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former Wake Forest and Xavier assistant
Pat Kelsey is Winthrop's new men's basketball coach.
The school announced the hiring of Kelsey on Thursday.
Kelsey spent eight seasons at Wake Forest under the late Skip
Prosser and Dino Gaudio, then went to Xavier until 2011. Kelsey,
36, stepped away from the Muskateers after two seasons because he
was having difficulty dealing with Prosser's death and wanted to
spend more time with his family.
Kelsey said he has since come to grips with it and looks forward
to taking over at Winthrop. Kelsey said Prosser's legacy will live
on in people like him who'll teach young players the late coach's
Kelsey replaces former Eagles coach Randy Peele, who was let go
after the team's second straight losing season.