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Alabama State University President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross has announced that Brian Jenkins has been relieved of his duties as head football coach. Donald Hill-Eley will take over as interim head coach.alst donald hill eleyHill-Eley

“We would like to thank Brian Jenkins for his time at Alabama State,” Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams said. “It was a tough three years in terms of wins and losses for coach; but I am comfortable that he will have success in his future endeavors and will end up on a sideline soon.”

Since taking over as head coach in 2014, Jenkins' teams have compiled a 10-17 overall record. The team is currently 0-5 and hasn't won a SWAC game this season.

Hill-Eley joined the program in 2015 after a one-year stint as the wide receivers coach at Norfolk State serving as associate head coach during that time. The longtime Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) coach spent 13 seasons at Morgan State (2001-13). After his first season as offensive coordinator, Eley spent the final 12 as head coach and was named 2002 MEAC Coach of the Year. His 59 wins rank third all-time in Bears' history.

“I would like to thank Dr. Ross and Alabama State University for entrusting me with the football program during these tough times,” Hill-Eley said. “I look forward to the opportunity of leading these young men at this point n their lives.”

Eley will assume his duties immediately.

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