Two second-year HBCU coaches, one from the MEAC and one from the SWAC, have been named finalist for a national coaching award after leading their teams to outstanding seasons. Grambing’s Broderick Fobbs and North Carolina Central’s Jerry Mack have both been named finalist for the STATS FCS Coach of The Year.
Fobbs has led Grambling to an 8-2 record heading into this weekend’s Bayou Classic showdown with rival Southern. Grambling has already clinched a spot in the SWAC Championship by winning the SWAC East title, a remarkable feat given the state of the program he inherited prior to the 2014 season.
Mack led North Carolina Central to an 8-3 record, as the program earned a share of the MEAC title for the second time in as many seasons with its 21-16 win over North Carolina A&T on Saturday. His 15 wins in his first two seasons are the most in NCCU history
The award winner will be named Jan. 8.