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Kelvin Lester is in his 5th season at Jackson State. In his first two seasons, the Memphis native served as the Assistant Coach for both the Men's and Women's Basketball teams. During his third season, he became the Interim Head Coach of the Women's Basketball team, and he is now the full-time Head Coach. Coach Lester, in addition, serves as an Assistant Coach for the Men's Basketball team.
Last season, Lester led the Lady Generals to their first winning season in over 20 years and a semi-final appearance in the TCCAA Region VII Tournament. In his two years as Head Coach, the Women's Basketball team has had an extremely high graduation rate and every player has received at least one scholarship offer to play at a university.
Lester played college basketball at Gulf Coast State and Jackson State. He then moved on to play at Mississippi College where he ranks top 5 all-time in career steals average and top 10 all-time in career steals in school history.