Post by Bornthrilla on Dec 3, 2008 10:23:37 GMT -5
Head Coach, West Virgina State University
On Thursday, May 18, 2006 West Virginia State officials named longtime assistant Earl Monroe as the school's head football coach. A search committee presented a list of three finalists to Dr. Hazo W. Carter, Jr., the university's president, who made the final decision. Carter selected Monroe, the Yellow Jackets' interim coach. School officials were impressed with Monroe's aggressiveness in running the program as interim head coach, as the former defensive coordinator brought increased accountability for players on the academic and football sides.
Monroe, 51, has been with the Yellow Jackets since 1987, when he came to the Jackets' program as a volunteer assistant. The Atlanta native and former Miami (Fla.) and West Virginia Rockets linebacker has been the State defensive coordinator since 1996. "State" Athletic Director Bob Parker promoted Monroe to interim coach shortly after former head coach Carl Lee resigned on February 3. Monroe conducted spring practice and signed more than 45 recruits for the upcoming season as a one-man, full-time staff.
Dr. Gregory Epps, Special Assistant to the WVSU president and the chairman of the search committee, said more than 125 individuals applied for the position vacated by Lee. Monroe also has taught physical education classes at State, in individual and dual sports, strength and conditioning and golf.
The former hurricane has turned around the Yellow Jackets going 12-9 in his first two season, including 7-3 in 2007. The school's first winning season since 1992.
Post by Bornthrilla on Dec 3, 2008 10:26:36 GMT -5
Offensive Coordinator, Pittsburgh State
Tim Beck enters his 15th year as the Gorillas' offensive coordinator and his 21st season as a member of the Pittsburg State University coaching staff. During his 14 seasons as offensive coordinator, the Gorilla offense consistently has been ranked among the finest units in NCAA Division II. In 2004, Beck's offensive unit established itself as the most prolific squad in the history of NCAA football. PSU shattered a 118-year-old scoring record, scoring an amazing 837 points (55.8 ppg). His squad also set the NCAA all division records for rushing (5,320 yards) and total offense (8,976 yards). Beck's teams have led Division II in scoring in two of the last four years (2004, '06) and ranked in the top two nationally in total offense in each of the last four seasons (2004-06). His squads have ranked among the national rushing leaders every season, leading Division II in 1995 (318.8 ypg) and 2004 (354.7 ypg). Beck's "multiple choice" option attack also has compiled 9,473 passing yards (231.0 ypg) and 90 aerial touchdowns during the last four years. Beck's offense has produced four the last five MIAA Offensive MVPs -- quarterback Neal Philpot (2003-04) and tailback Germaine Race (2005-06). as well as the first-team All-MIAA quarterback (Neal Philpot, 2003-04; Andy Majors, 2005; Mark Smith, 2007) in four of the last five years.
Race shattered the NCAA all division scoring record (634 points) and the NCAA-II rushing record (6,985 yards) among his 22 NCAA record book entries during his decorated career (2003-06). Philpot set the MIAA career total offense record (10,168 yards) and compiled a 38-8 (.826) record as the Gorillas' starting quarterback (2001-04). In 2007, Caleb Farabi garnered first team All-MIAA honors, marking the fifth straight year Beck produced a first-team All-MIAA running back.
Pitt State has averaged a staggering 39.6 points and 443.9 yards of total offense per game during his tenure as offensive coordinator.
Prior to assuming the offensive coordinator's role, Beck served two years as Pitt State's defensive coordinator (1992-93). He became a full-time assistant on the Pitt State staff in 1989, after serving first as a student assistant (1987) and then as a graduate assistant (1988).
Beck worked with defensive ends, tight ends and wide receivers during his initial two seasons, before concentrating primarily on the inside linebacking corps from 1989-93. He has worked with PSU's quarterbacks during the past 14 years.
During his tenure on the PSU staff, Beck has coached 18 All-Conference players and 10 All-Americans.
Beck, a member of the American Football Coaches Association, has been a frequently-requested guest speaker at several national and regional coaching clinics as well as regional and local civic events.
Beck was a two-year football letterman at PSU, playing defensive back for the Gorillas from 1985-86. He earned All-CSIC honors both seasons and was an NAIA All-District 10 pick as a senior. Beck also was a team captain in 1986. Beck, a Ness City, Kan., native, played football at Dodge City Community College for two years before joining the Gorilla program. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from PSU in 1988 and a master's degree in physical education from PSU in the summer of 1989.
He is married to the former Gena Thomas, who ran track and cross country for Pittsburg State from 1987-88. The couple have a son, Derek, who turns 15 in December, a daughter, Sydney, who turns 13 in December, a son, Drew,10, and a daughter, Samantha, who turns four in February.
Post by oleschoolaggie on Dec 24, 2008 11:04:58 GMT -5
come on decks, give wheels a break. he's not the only one who feels that way, a lot of hbcu's do. i could be wrong, but i only know of "two" white head coaches at fcs hbcu's and none (that i know of) at d2 hbcu's.
personally, i'm okay with wheels preferring an aa head coach. i'm open to hiring a white head coach but unless he's head and shoulders better, i'd "prefer" an aa head coach. the primary reason, "amongst several others", is because aa coaches basically don't have equal opportunity to be hired as head coach at the mass majority of pwc's. if hbcu's don't hire them, that's one less opportunity for an aa head coach.
i have several other reasons as well. but no one can say a&t is not open to white head coaches because we've already got two...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...