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.