Alabama A&M University yesterday announced that it would not renew the contract of head football coach Anthony Jones, and named offensive coordinator Cedric Pearl as the Bulldogs’ interim head coach.
In a statement, A&M Athletic Director Bryan Hicks expressed appreciation for Jones’ 12 years of leadership at the university.
“We are very grateful and appreciative of the work he has done with A&M athletics. We thank Coach Jones for his efforts and leadership of the football program and wish him much success in his future endeavors,” Hicks said.
Jones was 83-57 at Alabama A&M and led the Bulldogs to three SWAC championship game appearances, including a conference title in 2006.