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Kenny Bizot, Head Men's Basketball CoachBizot_Kenny_2x3
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Organized, focused, and intense are a few adjectives that describe Kenny Bizot. Bizot begins his fifth year as men’s basketball coach at Copiah-Lincoln. He also serves as an instructor in the humanities division.

Bizot came to Co-Lin from The University of Texas at Tyler where he served as the head coach for six years. His Patriots finished their best season going 18-8 in 2012-2013. Bizot was named American Southwest Conference East Division Coach of the Year in 2008. Under his leadership, the Patriots advanced to the ASC Championship tournament five out of his six seasons.

Bizot is no stranger to Mississippi having served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Mississippi College for four years. During his tenure at MC, the Choctaws appeared in the ASC championship game four times and won two conference championships. MC made three NCAA tournament appearances, advanced to the Sweet Sixteen twice and were ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation. His recruiting classes posted a five-year record of 119-35, including three straight Sweet Sixteen appearances. He also served as a graduate assistant to MC head coach Mike Jones in 1994-1995.

Bizot has had head coaching stints on the high school level at Jackson Prep (2006-2007), Hillcrest Christian (1998-2002) and Porter’s Chapel (1995-97). While at Hillcrest, he led the team to an overall record of 128-55 record, won consecutive state championships, and was named Mississippi Private School Association Coach of the Year twice. Over those four seasons, the Cougars won the MPSA Overall State Championship twice. He was also named The Clarion-Ledger’s Metro Coach of the Year in 1999-2000.

Bizot played for MC from 1990-1994 and was named the team’s “Mr. Hustle” in each of his four seasons. As a senior, he started in 25 of 27 games he played, averaging 5.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, led the team with 55 steals and finished second on the team with 79 assists.

Bizot and his wife, Jeni, have two sons, Kenner and Will.

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Jake Reed, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

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A former Wolves basketball standout himself, Jake Reed is beginning his fourth season as an assistant coach at Copiah-Lincoln.

Reed suited up for the Wolves as a student-athlete from 2010-12. He finished his career at William Carey University where he received his bachelor's degree in Health, P.E., and Recreation.

As a member of the Wolves, Reed was a MACJC All-Star game participant after averaging 9.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game as a sophomore. Reed appeared in all 21 contests as a freshman in Wesson and averaged 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

Reed was part of two very successful seasons for William Carey while playing for Coach Steve Knight and the Crusaders. William Carey qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri in both his junior and senior seasons. The Crusaders posted a combined record of 54-9 in Reed's two seasons in Hattiesburg.

Reed was a highly decorated prep player when he suited up for Coach Dale Watts at Brookhaven Academy. After moving to Brookhaven from Kentucky in junior high, Reed was part of four straight state championship teams for the Cougars. His senior season was his finest as he averaged a team high 18.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in leading the Cougars to their sixth consecutive MAIS AA State Championship. He was selected as an MAIS All-Star and was named Mr. Basketball by The Daily Leader.