HBCU schools in FCS making coaching changes

(STATS) – The head coaching changes at HBCU programs in the FCS are adding up like the many losses on the field.

Alex Wood resigned Monday after three seasons at Florida A&M, his contract set to expire at the end of December. He had a 8-25 record with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference program, finishing 3-8 this season after the Rattlers lost on Saturday to rival Bethune-Cookman in the Florida Classic for the seventh consecutive season.

Offensive line coach Edwin Papa was named the team’s interim head coach.

The MEAC and Southwestern Athletic Conference are the two FCS conferences comprised entirely of historically black colleges and universities.

On Sunday, SWAC member Alabama A&M fired James Spady after he went 15-30 in four seasons, including 4-7 this year. Earlier this season, A&M rival Alabama State also fired its coach, Brian Jenkins.

In addition, Football Scoop reported SWAC member Arkansas-Pine Bluff will not retain Monte Coleman and MEAC member Delaware State will not bring back Kenny Carter. Both programs were 2-9 this season, with Coleman going 40-71 over 10 seasons and Carter 3-30 over three seasons.

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