Grambling State University received approval from the University of Louisiana System on Thursday to extend the contract of the University’s head football coach Broderick Fobbs through the 2022 season.
“Coach Fobbs and his team have done a phenomenal job building the Grambling State program and investing in our student athletes both on and off the field,” said Athletics Director, Paul Bryant. “We look forward to continuing the legacy of success.”
Fobbs returned to his alma mater in December 2013 and has led the Tigers to a 39-11 overall record in four seasons. Those wins include the University’s first HBCU National Championship since 2008. Under Fobbs, the team is 32-2 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play and has won back-to-back conference championships in 2016 and 2017. These achievements have contributed to Fobbs winning the SWAC Coach of the Year honor for four consecutive years.
“Grambling State is not just my alma mater, it is home for my family,” Fobbs said. “It’s a blessing to live and work at a school you truly love.”
Under Coach Fobbs’ leadership, Grambling State’s championship program has produced five National Football League (NFL) players. They include Chester Rodgers (Indianapolis Colts), Chad Williams (Arizona Cardinals) and three contracted free-agents, Martez Carter (Washington Redskins), Montrel Meander (Cleveland Browns) and Trent Scott (Los Angeles Chargers).
“What (Coach Fobbs) has done here at Grambling has been special,” said former Grambling State head baseball coach Wilbert Ellis said. “Four years ago he came here and has continually built this program. You can see success on the field.”
Grambling State is set to open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. facing the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 6pm in Lafayette, La.