Collins promoted to head coach for Alcorn

Published 5:20 pm Thursday, March 19, 2009

LORMAN — After receiving input and overwhelming support from Alcorn State University senior football players, Alcorn State President George Ross today announced that Earnest E. Collins, Jr. has accepted a one-year contract to serve as head football coach.

“Coach Collins is providing our student-athletes with much needed consistency and stability during this transitional period,” Ross said. “I am thankful for his ability to keep the team pulled together as a family and am delighted he is willing to continue to lead our program. I am looking forward to a great season.”

Collins will be assisted this season by offensive line coach Willard Scissum, defensive coordinator Zachary S. Shay, offensive coordinator Dino J. Dawson, quarterback coach and recruiting coordinator Michael Armour, special teams and defensive line coach Keith Majors, running backs coach Terrance D. Robinson, secondary coach Jack Phillips and assistant defensive line coach and football operations manager Quentin Qualls.

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