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Alcorn State launches search for Head Football Coach

January 27, 2009

Lorman, MS—In a statement released today, Alcorn State University (ASU) announced that head football coach Ernest Jones has been terminated on the grounds of “malfeasance and contumacious conduct.” The decision was reached following ASU’s fulfillment of due process procedures as indicated under the terms of Jones’ employment contract.

“Our focus has been and continues to be the success of our student-athletes,” said ASU President Dr. George E. Ross. “Alcorn’s football program is firmly rooted in honesty and integrity, and I have great confidence in our ability to grow and strengthen our academic and athletic offerings.”

The University will name an interim head football coach shortly. In the meantime, the search process for a permanent replacement will begin immediately.


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