George Ragsdale, who was the head coach at Dudley HS and an assistant coach and former player at N.C. A&T, has been fired as the interim head coach of the Grambling Tigers….Ragsdale took over for Doug Williams(Grambling/Tamp Bay Bucs/Washington Redskins) and Ragsdale was the interim head coach hoping to become the head coach, but now his players walked out on him and it sounds like they are still mad about Doug Williams being let go……
Grambling State has relieved George Ragsdale of his duties as interim football coach, school spokesman Will Sutton announced Thursday.
Defensive coordinator Dennis “Dirt” Winston was named interim coach, Sutton said. Ragsdale will be reassigned in the athletic department.
The turnover atop the football program comes one day after Tigers players reportedly boycotted practice.
According to the Shreveport Times, the players met with administrators Tuesday to voice concerns about traveling by bus instead of plane to games in Kansas City, Mo., and Indianapolis and about the firing of coach Doug Williams in September.
Sources told the newspaper that the meeting “became increasingly negative” and that the players walked out.
They then did not show up for practice Wednesday afternoon.