BREAKING NEWS: UPIKE to announce Compton as new head basketball coach

The search for the next men’s basketball coach at the University of Pikeville is apparently over.

Long-time assistant Tigh Compton has been chosen as the next head coach.

The University of Pikeville will announce its new basketball coach during a press conference scheduled for Wednesday morning on campus.

Current men’s head coach and UPIKE Athletic Director Kelly Wells said the announcement will be held at 11 a.m. on the sixth floor of the Health Education Professions building.

The 2020-21 season will be the first time since 2006-07 Wells will not be on the bench.