University of Louisiana Board Approves Three-Year Contract for Doug Williams, Grambling
The impasse between Grambling State University, its head football coach Doug Williams and the University of Louisiana System appears to have reached a quiet resolution, as the UL board today approved a new contract for Williams. University sources say that the deal is for three years, but no gave information on salary or extension options for Williams or the university.
“The University is delighted that Coach Williams successfully led the Tiger Football team to an astounding 2011 football season that culminated in winning the 2011 SWAC Championship. Having received all appropriate signatures and board approval on the contract, the university will continue to move forward in preparation for another victorious season this fall,” states GSU President, Frank Pogue. “On behalf of the Grambling State University family, we express our appreciation to the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors for their support.”
“After talking with Dr. Pogue and all other interested parties, we were able to come together on common ground. We all want what’s best for Grambling State University and to ensure that the university continues to move in a positive direction,” says Coach Doug Williams.