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Grambling completes deal to extend Fobbs

Grambling is opening the check-book to keep its football coach in Northern Louisiana.

Grambling completes deal to extend Fobbs

Arguably the top coach in HBCU football and one of the best in FCS football has a new deal.

According to an email circulating by Trey Hayes, a Grambling superfan, Grambling State has approved a new contract for football coach Broderick Fobbs that would keep him there through 2022 at a salary of $198,000. The new deal also includes an additional $121,000 from the Grambling University Foundation and up to $87,000 in incentives. The deal will be effective July 1.

“Grambling State is not just my alma mater, it is home for my family,” Fobbs said. “It’s a blessing to live and work at a school you truly love.”

Those incentives include:

– APR meeting or exceeding the NCAA benchmark – $15,000
– Black College National Champion – $15,000
– Celebration Bowl Championship – $25,000
– SWAC Championship – $10,000
– Bayou Classic Champion – $7,500
– SWAC Coach of the Year – $10,000
– SWAC Division Championship – $5,000

Fobbs just completed his fourth season at GSU in 2017 and its been a very successful tenure so far. Grambling has compiled a 39-11 record under Fobbs, including back-to-back SWAC titles, two Celebration Bowl appearances, and the 2016 HBCU national title.

“Coach Fobbs and his team have done a phenomenal job building the Grambling State program and investing in our student-athletes both on and off the field,” said Athletics Director, Paul Bryant. “We look forward to continuing the legacy of success.”

Related: Grambling State 2018 football schedule

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