Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville State University department of athletics has announced that head football coach Lawrence Kershaw has been relieved of his coaching duties, effective immediately.
Kershaw recently completed his third year at the helm of the Broncos football program following a 24-22 loss to Winston-Salem State (Nov. 7) that concluded a 4-6 regular season finish. He has an overall coaching record of 15-15 (.500) at FSU.
Kershaw was officially introduced as the 15th head coach on Jan. 22, 2013 after serving as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL for five years.
We are tremendously grateful for the hard work, dedication and contributions Coach Kershaw and his staff have made to both Fayetteville State University and our community; however, after conducting a detailed evaluation of our football program, I have made a decision to move in a different direction," said Director of Athletics Anthony Bennett.
Defensive coordinator David Bowser has been named the interim head coach. Bowser has been a member of the FSU football coaching staff since the 2000 season. In addition to serving as the current defensive coordinator, he has been the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Bowser is the longest tenured assistant coach at Fayetteville State.
"Our goal will be to move expeditiously in our search for an individual to lead our football program,” added Bennett. “We believe that we will be able to attract strong candidates who have the skills and desire to lead our program to greater heights.”