Grambling State University has made a huge change in its football program ahead of the Bayou Classic.
Broderick Fobbs has been relieved of his duties as head coach, according to a release from the school Monday afternoon.
Linebackers and Special Teams Coordinator Terrence Graves will serve as the Interim Head Coach for the 48th Annual Bayou Classic. Grambling State AD Trayveon Scott explained the decision in a statement.
“Earlier today, I informed head coach Broderick Fobbs of my decision to make a change in leadership of our football program,” Scott said. “Broderick Fobbs is one of the finest human beings I have had the pleasure to meet in this industry and he has been a tremendous role model and mentor to our young men. We appreciate his many years of service to our university and wish both him and his family nothing but the best. Consistent with our values as an institution, he deserves the utmost respect from the Grambling State University Tiger family throughout this transition.”
A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately, according to the school.
Fobbs completes his tenure at Grambling State one of the most accomplished and respected coaches in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). He guided the Tigers to a 54-32 overall record, which included two SWAC Championships, two Celebration Bowl appearances and a Black College Football National Championship. In addition, he was a three-time SWAC Coach of the Year.
Grambling State is currently 3-7 with one game to go. Fobbs and GSU finished the spring season 0-4.