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 is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.