Livingston Leaves SSU Staff
Savannah State head football coach Earnest Wilson III confirmed last week that Lawrence Livingston is no longer a member of the Tigers coaching staff. When asked if Livingstone left on his own or was let go, Wilson did not give a response. Livingston spent one season at SSU, working with the quarterbacks. During the spring, he was moved to tight end coach as well as assistant offensive line coach. Before coming to SSU, he was the offensive line coach at Albany State for two seasons.
Jackson Wins Golf Tournament
National Alumni President Roy Jackson and his team won the Savannah State Football Golf Tournament played on June 9 at the Crosswinds Golf course. Jackson, along with Joe Griggs, Tom Chisolm and Larry Wingster had a team score of 62 and finished ahead of the International Longshoreman Association team who came in second place.
FAMU Hires New Basketball Coach
Florida A&M has hired Byron Samuels as their new men’s basketball coach. Samuels comes to FAMU from the University of Georgia where he was the basketball operations coordinator since last June. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native has also served as a head coach at Hampton (1995-97), Radford (2002- 07) and Hillsborough Community College (2010-12). Samuels has also worked as an assistant coach at Tennessee, Washington State, Tulsa, South Florida, UNC Wilmington and Western Carolina.
Former Coach Sues NCCU
Former North Carolina Central football coach Henry Frazier III is suing the school for breach of contract, wrongful discharge and other causes. In addition to punitive damages, he seeks to reclaim his coaching job. He filed the complaint in Durham Superior Court in April. Frazier was fired August 22 after serving the first two seasons on his five-year contract, which paid an annual base salary of $225,500 with academic and performance-based bonus opportunities. Frazier claims that NCCU breached his contract by preventing him from defending himself against false allegations. Frazier, who was hired in 2011 as an assistant coach, led the program to a 6-5 season in his second year. After Dwayne Foster coached the team during last year’s 5-7 season, Jerry Mack was hired as head coach in December.