Resignations, Firings Usher in HBCU Football ‘Black Monday’

Several historically black college football programs will be searching for new head coaches this spring, as Black Monday in the HBCU football landscape dawned on campuses over the last 24 hours.

Alex Wood Out at FAMU

Alex Wood has resigned at Florida A&M University, following a loss to Bethune-Cookman in the Florida Classic and the resignation of athletic director Milton Overton. The Classic loss was punctuated by a controversial fake punt call in the fourth quarter, and the resulting outcry from alumni, including state legislator Rep. Ramon Alexander.

Delaware State Fires AD, Head Coach

DSU announced that it would not renew the contract of head football coach Kenny Carter and fired athletic director Louis ‘Skip’ Perkins. Carter finished his three-year tenure at DSU with a 3-30 record.

James Spady Out at Alabama A&M

A 15-30 overall record and a 4-7 campaign this season doomed James Spady at Alabama A&M, which announced his firing on Sunday.

Rick Comegy Will Not Return to Mississippi Valley State

Comegy, the former Jackson State head coach who joined the Delta Devils after being fired by JSU in 2013, is out after posting a 5-38 record. His contract is set to expire on Dec. 31.

Monte Coleman fired after five straight losing seasons

Monte Coleman, who won a 2012 SWAC football title, is out at the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff after five consecutive losing seasons.


Connell Maynor Resigns as Hampton Head Coach

The coach known for big bragging and wide open offense resigns from Hampton at four years and unmet high expectations.

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