For Immediate Release
July 15, 2015
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Dionne Anderson

Jessica Garrett Modkins

(BPRW) Florida Memorial University Announces New Men's Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director

Coach Artis Maddox looks to bring his winning basketball record and athletic philosophy to FMU

(Black PR Wire) -- MIAMI GARDENS, FL.–Florida Memorial University – Florida Memorial is pleased to add to the Lion Country family, new Men’s Head Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director, Artis Maddox. “I’m excited about the possibilities at Florida Memorial University. I am very passionate about athletics and look forward to growing great student-athletes not only for the game but in the game of life,” said Maddox on his new position.

At FMU, Maddox will work with the Athletic Director to develop and maintain a system to identify potential recruits, to adhere to NAIA rules and regulations, to support coaches as well as student athletes on interfacing with sports governing body, and to monitor a complaint environment in compliance with NAIA.

Prior to coming to FMU, this Jacksonville native was the Assistant Basketball Coach for Mountain State University Men’s Basketball program for 9-years. Maddox coached and recruited the Cougars to a #1 ranking in the country, to win the NAIA tournament, and to produce 16 All-American players. Maddox obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Mountain State University. He was the team captain of the basketball team and led them to a Sweet Sixteen with a season record of 27-6.

About Florida Memorial University:

Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution that offers 42 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the University has upheld a commitment to provide a solid foundation for thousands of young people and to open doors to educational opportunities that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized as the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” For more information, call 305-626-3600 or visit

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