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.
“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.