James Inzana has been hired as the new head coach at Norfolk State, the school announced late Thursday.
Inzana joins the Spartans following an assistant coaching stint at Virginia Wesleyan, where the Marlins took home the 2017 Division III national championship and won a division-record fifty-four games en rout to the title.
Virginia Wesleyan had been Inzana’s home for the past eight seasons, as he helped lead the program to five conference titles since 2011. Prior to his stint at VWU, Inzana coached for several years at the high school level and spent twenty years in the US Navy on active duty.
The Norfolk State position will be the first head coaching position of Inzana’s career at the collegiate level.
At the helm of the Spartans, Inzana takes the reins of a team that finished 12-24 during the 2017 season, with a 5-13 conference record. He replaces Heidi Cavallo, who posted just a single winning record during her seven-year tenure and recorded 142 wins during that same time period.