Delaware State first-year head men’s basketball coach Eric Skeeters announced the appointment of Stephen Stewart, a veteran assistant and former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player-of-the-Year in October 2018.
Stewart most recently served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Coppin State University in Baltimore, during the 2016-17 season. Coppin State and Delaware State are members of the MEAC.
A Philadelphia, Pa., native, Stewart previously served as an assistant coach at Coppin State from 2001-to-2004.
After a year as an assistant at The University of Albany (2004-05), he was a member of the Loyola College (Md.) coaching staff during the 2005-06 campaign.
The next four seasons (2006-10), Stewart was an assistant coach at the University of Delaware.
As a player at Coppin State, he was recognized as one of the MEAC’s all-time greats.
From 1991-to-1994, he helped lead the Eagles to three MEAC regular-season titles, a conference tournament championship and accompanying NCAA Tournament berth, National Invitation Tournament bid, and a 47-1 league regular season record.
Stewart was named MEAC Player-of-the-Year after leading the Eagles to a 16-0 conference record as a junior during the 1993-94 ssason. He repeated as the league’s Player-of-the-Year the following season, again leading Coppin State to the MEAC regular season title. The 1994-95 CSU squad also captured the school’s first-ever post sason win
with at victory over St. Joseph’s University (Pa.) in the National Invitational Tournament. As a sophomore during the 1991-92 seasobn, Stewart’s Coppin State team posted a 16-0 MEAC record and earned the second NCAA Tournament berth in school history after winning the conference tournament championship.
He currently ranks in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and assists in team history at Coppin State. After his college playing days, Stewart played professionally in Europe and Austrailia.
He was inducted into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall-of-Fame in 2011.
Stewart holds a degree in Liberal Arts from Coppin State. His brother Larry also starred at Coppin State before competing in the National Basketball Association for the Washington Bullets and Seattle Sonics, while another brother, Lynard, was a standout player at Temple University.
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