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POSTED: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:58pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:54pm

A couple of new faces were formally introduced at Baton Rouge Community College today.

The Bears welcomed two new pieces to their growing athletic programs.

Athletic Director Neil Hayhurst comes to the Capitol City from Marshalltown Community College in Iowa.

Newly hired Men's Basketball Coach Ricky Wilson will take over the program after spending eight years as the Assistant Basketball Coach at the the University of Southern Mississippi.

Coach Wilson was forced to hit the ground running after joining the team just a week ago. The season tips off a week from tonight.

Wilson stated, "I told the kids, ‘We can be as good as we want to be.’ If they listen and do the things we ask, we can move a lot faster. So far they have been great, so I think everything will work out."

Both the men's and women's hoops teams tip off the season November 3 at 5 p.m.

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