|North Carolina Central announced Henry Frazier has been removed as football coach. (Herald-Sun Photo)|
Just days after being arrested on charges of violating a protective order, it looks like Henry Frazier III is out at North Carolina Central. University officials confirmed this afternoon that Frazier has been fired effective immediately. Assistant coach Dwayne Foster will serve as interim head coach.
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//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Frazier was preparing for his third season at NCCU when he was arrested on Monday, August 19 and charged with violating a protective order against his ex-wife. It was the second time in 18 months that he had been cited with domestic-related charges.
An on-campus news conference will be held at 4 p.m. The university explained its decided to part ways in a statement.
“At NCCU, our No. 1 priority is student success, and for our student-athletes, we have an obligation to support them both inside the classroom and on the field,” said Dr. Debra Saunders-White, NCCU chancellor. “Our institution is committed to excellence and high ethical standards for our entire university community, and in particular, our campus leadership.”
Frazier led NCCU to a 6-5 record last season, its first winning season since joining Division I in 2007. In two seasons, NCCU finished 8-14 under Frazier.
We will definitely be talking about this on tonight’s issue of the HBCU Gameday podcast.