Virginia State Football Coach Resigns, Headed for James Madison

Virginia State University head football coach Byron Thweatt has resigned, and will be named linebackers coach at James Madison University, multiple outlets are reporting. 

HBCU Gameday broke the story on Thweatt’s resignation yesterday, a surprise departure that followed VSU’s 6-4 record in his first and only season as head coach. 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on Thweatt’s new position at JMU, a position with the crosstown rivals of one of his previous stops, the University of Richmond, where he spent eight seasons in the same coaching role. 


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3 comments
  1. Tragic…only in hbcu football is this deemed a promotion.. head coach to linebacker coach. When will we get behind the hbcu brand and stop making these schools and NCAA rich?

  2. D Turner I totally agree. Really from head coach to assistant coach. Come on Man. And he had a winning season too. He must not be an HBCU alum

    1. Oh how wrong you are D Turner and Cheese. The article should be titled – VSU Athletic Director Run Off Yet Another Head Coach or With More Financial and Personnel Cuts to the Football Program, Head Coach Has to Leave HBCU or HBCUs Keep Player Pell-Grant $ and Require Full-Time Faculty/Part-Time Coaching for Football Staff

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