New Tigers basketball coach is in transfer player’s life ‘for a reason’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 31, 2023 10:54 AM CT | Published: May 28, 2023 4:00 AM CT

“She took a chance on me, and ever since then, our bond grew stronger and stronger every single year,” new Tiger Ki’Ari Cain, who lost her mother last year, said of Coach Alex Simmons.


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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner is the Memphis Tigers football beat writer. He is originally from Indiana but arrived in Memphis after spending two years in Tulsa, covering Oklahoma State football and basketball. He covered high school sports in Columbus, Indiana for two years before getting his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at IUPUI. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.


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