A&T Makes Football Coaching Change
Washington spent 12 seasons with A&T’s football program, five as its head coach.
EAST GREENSBORO – Head Football Coach Sam Washington and North Carolina A&T are parting ways, athletics officials confirmed Thursday night.
Washington, 62, has coached at the collegiate level for 35 years at six different colleges and universities, including 13 years over two stints at A&T. His coaching career followed four seasons in the NFL, where he played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.
In his final season at A&T, the Aggies finished 7-4 and 4-1 in the Big South Conference, losing the conference championship in the season’s last game to Gardner-Webb University.
“We want to sincerely thank Coach Washington for the commitment, contributions, and successes he brought to our program over the past 12 years, five as our head coach and seven as our defensive coordinator,” said Intercollegiate Athletics Director Earl Hilton III. “We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”