Kermit Blount Out as Delaware State Football Coach

By: Kevin Tresolini – THE NEWS JOURNAL

Once again, Delaware State University must start over in its ongoing quest to field a successful football program.

That message was clear in Monday’s announcement that Kermit Blount’s contract as Delaware State football coach is not being renewed, ending his four-year tenure.
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Delaware State Tops VMI 24-21 in Blount’s Debut

Kermit Blount made a memorable debut as head coach of the Delaware State football team. In a game marked by a more than one hour delay to start the second half due to lightning, Blount led the Hornets to a 24-21 victory over VMI in the season opener for each team before 6,209 fans at Foster Stadium this afternoon.

Nick Elko threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns and Justin Wilson had two TD catches to lead Delaware State’s 346-yard attack. The Hornet defense forced three turnovers and made a key fourth down stop late in the fourth quarter on VMI’s final possession.

“This is a very special win for me, but more importantly for our players,” said Blount, who was head coach at Winston-Salem State University for 17 years for accepting the DSU job last February.

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HORNETS TOP VMI 24-21 IN BLOUNT’S DEBUT – DSUHornets.com—Official Web site of Delaware State University Athletics

Delaware State Opens Spring Football Practice

Kermit Blount dusted off his whistle and conducted his first practice as Delaware State University’s head football coach when the Hornets began spring drills at Alumni Stadium on Friday.

Blount, who was introduced as DSU’s new coach Feb. 4, was eager to get things going as he began the process of sifting through the team’s roster.

“This year’s spring camp is critical for our program as we introduce new systems to our players,” said Blount, who replaced Al Lavan as the Hornets’ coach

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Delaware State Hornets football: DSU opens spring practice | The News Journal | delawareonline.com

Delaware State Names Kermit Blount Football Coach

Delaware State University today named Kermit Blount head football coach. Blount spent 17 seasons coaching Winston-Salem State before resigning in November 2009.

Blount went 91-87-3 at the North Carolina university, from which he graduated in 1980.

The Virginia native won his 90th career game in 2008 when the Rams beat Delaware State 27-26

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Hornets name Blount football coach | delawareonline.com | The News Journal

Former Winston-Salem State Football Coach Embraces New Role

Kermit Blount lead the Winston-Salem State University football team for seventeen years, built CIAA championship teams, and saw the program make an attempt to move up to Division I. But his work was cut short earlier this year, when WSSU athletic director Billy Hayes reassigned Blount within the program.

But Blount isn’t complaining. From the Winston-Salem Journal:

“I’ve had my nose down there on the sidelines for a long time,” he said. “In some ways, it’s been good to experience how it is on the other side. And for me, after doing it so long, you get caught up in it maybe a little too much. But I’ll be OK.”

Blount said that there have been some awkward moments around the football offices, but his new office is at the Gaines Center, not at the Bowman Gray Field House. He has made it a point to stay away from practice and out of the way of Maynor and his staff.

“I know as a coach you want to limit distractions, and I don’t want to be any type of distraction for those guys,” Blount said.

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James Webster, Kermit Blount Resign

You’ve got to believe that the resignations of head football coaches James Webster and Kermit Blount have more to do with executive influence than success on the football field.

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