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REPORT: Small offered Alabama State HC job

Jan 31, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm watches from the sideline as they play against the West Virginia Mountaineers at James H. Hilton Coliseum. West Virginia defeated Iowa State 85-72. Mandatory Credit: Rachel Mummey-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State assistant coach William Small is reportedly in discussions to become the next head coach at Alabama State, including being offered the job according to Hoops Dirt, but Cyclone Fanatic publisher Chris Williams has confirmed nothing is a done deal at this point.

Small is one of the original members of Steve Prohm’s staff at Iowa State and came to Ames with the Cyclones’ head coach from Murray State in 2015. Small and Daniyal Robinson are the two remaining members of Prohm’s original three-man staff, which also included current UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Alabama State went 8-24 this past season and finished the year ranked No. 332 on KenPom.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.