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From The News Room

2002-03 Black College Football
Coaching Changes
    January 27, 2003
  • Former MEAC Publicist Takes EIAC Post
  • Head football coach Robert M. Hemby II has been released from his contract at Allen University.
    Hemby was named head coach in January 2002 after six years as defensive coordinator at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, S.C. He replaced Bob Smith who left to become head football coach at St. Paul's College.
    The Yellow Jackets completed the 2002 season with a 1-7 overall record and will now be looking for their third coach in three years.
  • Kia Mason has resigned as sports information director at N.C. A&T to pursue a graduate degree in Sports Management. The Morgan State grad took the A&T position in September, 2001.
    January 15, 2003
  • In an apparent cost cutting move, Morris Brown has fired head football coach Sol Brannan, two of his assistants and three other employees in the athletics department. Joining Brannan in the unemployment line were offensive coordinator Greg Thompson, offensive line coach Mike Wallace, equipment manager and administrative assistant Cecil Fred, trainer Nicole Pinnnock and assistant women's basketball coach Jerome Rowland.
    Assistant coach Mike Pitts has been named interim head football coach. He will lead the program along with four assistant football coaches who remain on staff.
    January 11, 2003
  • SC State Releases 2003 Football Schedule
  • Whittington Named New Prairie View Football Coach
  • Robert Booker has resigned as Head Men's Basketball Coach at Virginia State citing personal, health and family concerns and an inability to "get the job done". Following a highly-successful high school career at George Wythe in Richmond, Booker took over the VSU program in 1999. However in just over three seasons his college career record was 35-54. VSU assistant John Hill has been named interim coach.
    January 10, 2003
  • Florida A&M Releases 2003 Football Schedule
  • Nolan Richardson III has resigned as Head Men's Basketball Coach at Tennessee State. He was on indefinite suspension as a result of an altercation with one of his assistant coaches during the Christmas holidays. He was also under investigation by the NCAA for rules violations.
    Richardson was hired after the 1999-2000 season to replace former head coach Frankie Allen. He compiled a 23-41 record in just over two seasons including a 2-5 record this year prior to his suspension. He came to TSU after spending 10 years as an assistant under his father, former Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson. [Full story from the Nashville Tennessean]