Remember Grant, Remember Lee, to heck with them Remember me:N.C. A&T

Posted by Andy Durham on January 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm under College | 2 Comments to Read

REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE, TO HECK WITH THEM REMEMBER STEVE?????

The N.C. A&T Aggies named Alonzo Lee their new head football coach last week and did they make the right decision or should they have waited and went after Dudley High School coach Steven Davis?????

From what we have learned they didn’t even bring Coach Davis in for an interview and that sounds like a bad move. Coach Davis is young and he has great appeal to prospective recruits here in the Triad.

Coach Davis probably could have taken 7-8 solid recruits with him to A&T from Dudley in his first year alone. Will Dudley be as quick to encourage and send recruits to A&T after this has happened?????

We will have to wait and see…….

Detail from N&R story that ran last week:
GREENSBORO — N.C. A&T has a new head football coach. Morgan State defensive coordinator Alonzo Lee accepted the job Thursday, according to several university sources with knowledge of the search process.

Athletics director Wheeler Brown said Thursday night he had extended an offer to one of the two remaining candidates — Lee or interim coach George Ragsdale — earlier in the day and that the candidate had accepted.

Brown said he would not identify the new coach until “personnel issues” — presumably Ragsdale’s fate — were resolved. The announcement of Lee’s hiring could come as early as today, Brown said.

“I’m excited about our new coach and getting back to football,” the AD said. “It’s been a long process, but it’s been worth it. I believe we’ve come out of this process with the best coach for A&T.”

Reached at home in Washington earlier in the day, Lee declined to say whether he had been hired.

“That’s up to Mr. Brown and the school to talk about,” he said. “All I can say is I’ve got my running shoes on and I’m ready to go if they make an announcement.”

Lee, who will turn 51 next week, replaces Lee Fobbs, fired in October after a 2-28 start as the Aggies’ coach.

Lee is no stranger to the A&T football program. He was the Aggies’ defensive coordinator before leaving three years ago to help turn around Morgan State’s defense. Under Lee, the Bears have put together one of the best defenses in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). Morgan State possessed the nation’s top-ranked defense in 2008, giving up an average of just 212 yards per game. Morgan State was second in the nation in pass defense and 13th in rush defense.

Lee, a father of four, beat out Ragsdale and Prairie View A&M head coach Henry Frazier for the job.


  • DudleyFan said,

    I know this is wrong, but personally i’m glad they didn’t interview Coach Davis. He has a very good situation here at Dudley, the kids respect him, the stadium is in the process of being renovated and right now the football program is probably one of the best in the state. A&T is in really BAD SHAPE, and it’s not just the football team, it’s the university as a whole. Mark it down, they will be looking for another coach in 3 yrs tops. Coach Davis is very good and I have no doubt he will make a great college coach oneday, but he would be better served at a more stable university.

  • LeeFan said,

    The person who said “mark it down, they will be looking for another coach in 3 years.”
    Should do research before they speak. I am sure Coach Davis is a nice “high school” coach.
    Coach Lee is a proven college coach. For those of us who he has coached… we are better men and
    became much better players. Mark this down, within the next 3 seasons A&T will be playing for the MEAC title!!!

    GO AGGIES!!!