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Tigers set to hire new strength coach

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Memphis, TN-News Channel 3 has learned University of Memphis men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner plans to recommend Evarist Akujobi for his team’s position as strength and conditioning coach.  Akujobi has held that same job at Houston Baptist for the past three seasons overseeing all of HBU’s athletic programs.

Akujobi has worked with a number of NBA players in the past including T.J. Ford, D.J. Augustine and Tracy McGrady.  He also interned with the NBA’s Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.