July 5, 2015 - Morgan State
BALTIMORE, MD - Morgan State running backs coach Ken Lucas has been promoted to assistant head coach.
"Coach Lucas has done a fantastic job in his first year," said head football coach Lee Hull. "His experience as a college coach and head coach in high school brings a wealth of knowledge to our program."
Morgan State's ground attack flourished in 2014 and helped lead the Bears to its first MEAC Championship since 1979, including its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division I Playoffs. The Bears completed the season ranked second in the MEAC with 208.5 rushing yards per game (ranked No. 26 in FCS) and produced 29 rushing TDs, the second most in the MEAC ¾ and the most for the Bears since 2004.
July 2, 2015 - North Carolina Central
DURHAM, NC - Thirteen-year college football coach Carl Funderburk has joined the North Carolina Central University football staff as tight ends coach.
Funderburk replaces Mike McCarthly who accepted a position in the NFL on the Cleveland Browns coaching staff.
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Funderburk’s last coaching stop was with the Fayetteville Force of the Southern Indoor Football League as offensive line and defensive line coach during the 2011 season.
July 2, 2015 - Fayetteville State
Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville State University head football coach Lawrence Kershaw has appointed Leslie Nobles to serve as the running backs coach for the upcoming 2015 season. This will be Nobles second season on the Broncos’ football coaching staff. He joined the staff in 2014 as the volunteer assistant wide receivers coach.
Nobles immediately made his impact felt on the coaching staff last season. In his first season, Nobles’ efforts contributed to Fayetteville State reaching their second consecutive 5-2 record in the CIAA. The Broncos won five of their last six games and competed for the CIAA Southern Division title in the season finale.
July 1, 2015 - Jackson State
JACKSON, Miss. – Ben Walker and De’Suan Dixon have been named the two new assistant coaches of the Jackson State men’s basketball program.
Walker comes to JSU following a successful stint as an assistant coach with the Butler Grizzlies. In his only season with the Grizzlies, Walker helped Butler win the Jayhawk West Conference title and reached the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. That team broke school records for most regular season wins (28), conference wins in a season (14), highest winning percentage (87.9%) and started off 22-0 breaking the schools modern era winning streak of 20 straight wins. Walker played his college ball at Creighton University, where he helped the Bluejays reach the National Invitational Tournament, as well as three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. He was a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection and was named to the MVC All-Tournament Team in 2000. He was inducted into the Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010 and is among the top 10 players in school history in steals and rebounds.
Following a two year hiatus from the program, Dixon returns to the Tigers program as an assistant coach. Prior to joining the staff, first as a graduate assistant and currently as an assistant coach, he was a member of the JSU men’s basketball program from 2007-2011. In 2010, he was a member of the team that helped lead the Tigers to a 19-13 overall record and a first place finish in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with a 17-1 record.