|James Spady will be the new head coach at Alabama A&M. (The Advocate photo)|
Multiple media outlets are reporting that Nevada tight ends coach James Spady will be named the new head coach at Alabama A&M. Spady, who has been a candidate for jobs at Southern and North Carolina Central, will take over for Anthony Jones, who was let go earlier this month. AAMU AD Bryan Hicks confirmed the hiring in a release.
“I am excited that Coach Spady has accepted our offer to join the Bulldog Family,” Hicks said in the news release. “He represents another giant step on our journey toward excellence in athletics. Many thanks to President (Andrew) Hugine, Dr. Kevin Rolle and the Board of Trustees for their continued support.”
Spady’s hiring means that there are now six HBCU head coaching jobs still open. According to this chart by Football Scoop, HBCUs account for half of the openings in the FCS ranks, and three out of five in the Division II ranks. Below is a list of the open jobs.
Central State (D2)
Jackson State (FCS)
Mississippi Valley State (FCS)
Morgan State (FCS)
Virginia Union (D2)
Winston-Salem State (D2)