Post by Bornthrilla on Oct 23, 2008 14:36:28 GMT -5
My List of Coaches 1. Coach Blount from Wssu , we had a Ram Fix the first MESS he is tired of Wssu. He knows NC talent and well bring a good Staff with Him. 2. Pete Richardson 3. Connel Maynor 4.Tommy Knotts Indpendence H.S 5 Some One from a Winnig Program Hampton, App State, Furman Etc We as Aggies need to think out the Box for Our Next Coach
Great first choice. Let's hire one of the only two coaches Fobbs was ever able to beat.
Post by dallasaggie on Oct 23, 2008 22:03:49 GMT -5
Coach Rod Broadway...Not happy at Grambling and locals consider him as an outsider. Will come back to NC to coach A&T in a heartbeat. A loss against Southern in the Bayou Classic, they will throw him under the bus. In addition, his family doesn't like Ruston, LA and would to get back to NC.
Phillips' name mentioned as possible N.C. A&T coach
By Paul Shugar Staff writer
Fayetteville State coach Kenny Phillips said North Carolina A&T hadn’t contacted him about its vacant position.
Rumors are circulating again that North Carolina A&T might want Fayetteville State’s Kenny Phillips for its vacant football coach position.
With the Broncos waiting to see if pollsters elevate them into the Division II postseason after an 8-2 campaign, Phillips said the Division I-FCS Aggies haven’t contacted him about the position. On Wednesday, his main focus was getting the team ready for a potential playoff game.
“I’m a Bronco today,” Phillips said. “I’m a Bronco until they tell me I’m not a Bronco anymore. I hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon.”
Similar rumors were heard when former A&T coach George Small was fired after the 2005 season. Phillips has ties to the school, working as an assistant under former Aggies coach Billy Hayes for seven years. Some of the schools’ fans even circulated fliers around Greensboro about Phillips’ coaching accomplishments.
But the A&T job went to former Texas A&M assistant Lee Fobbs, who was fired in October after losing 28 of his 30 games. Running backs coach George Ragsdale is the interim coach for the rest of the season
Aggies athletic director Wheeler Brown said after the firing that candidates won’t be contacted until December. He wanted to have the job filled by January or sooner. Wednesday, Brown said this remains his plan and didn’t say if Phillips is one of the potential candidates.
“Nothing is going to happen until after the season,” Brown said. “I’ve been on the record that it’s a short list of five to six people, but I will not divulge any names on that list.”
“Some on that list are currently coaching, and I wouldn’t want to put their job statuses in jeopardy.”
FSU gave Phillips a five-year contract extension in June of 2006 after rumors about the potential Aggies job came out. The deal gave him a $10,000 raise, bringing his salary to $95,944.
He recorded win No. 56, the most in Broncos football history, with a 55-20 win against Livingston this past Saturday. He is 40-20 in the CIAA and won conference championships in 2002 and 2003. This year’s team is ranked No. 8 in Super Regional 1 and No. 24 in D2Football.com’s Top 25 poll.
Teams must be ranked in the top six in the regional poll to make the postseason. The final poll comes out next week.
With Phillips’ contract running through the 2010 season, FSU athletic director Edward McLean said he hasn’t heard about any Aggies interest in his coach. McLean is aware A&T contacted Phillips the last time the job was open, but that was before his arrival two years ago.
Once the season is officially finished, McLean plans to sit down with Phillips and discuss ways to better Phillips’ job. They will talk about everything from Phillips’ class load as a teacher to improvements at Nick Jeralds Stadium to aid recruiting.
“Anybody who’s been around coach Phillips any length of time realizes they’re dealing with a quality person who cares about his players and does the type of job that needs to be done,” McLean said. “He’s one of those coaches that, when I go home at night, I can take football off my plate.” Staff writer Paul Shugar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 486-3513.