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jcsu Kermit BlountCharlotte, N.C. / November 30, 2021 – Johnson C. Smith University announced today head football coach Kermit Blount will not be retained.

"We appreciate Coach Blount's contributions to Johnson C. Smith University's football program since he became head coach in 2015," said Director of Athletics Stephen Joyner Sr. "We believe this is a good time to bring in new leadership and a coaching staff with a fresh approach to building our football program."

Joyner referenced Johnson C. Smith University's place in college football history as inspiration for charting the road to a new era of Golden Bulls football. "We won the first Black college football game on December 27, 1892. We made history that day. We will draw on our place in history as our motivation and our inspiration to build a winning football program that becomes the pride of our University and helps solidify Charlotte's reputation as a city of high-quality college athletics."

A national search for the new head coach will begin immediately.


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