Sept. 6, 2006
Blount's current contract took him through the 2007 season and with the extension, will ensure that he remains the head football coach at
In his 14th season with the Rams, Blount has posted a 78-58-3 overall record at WSSU and led the Rams to back-to-back CIAA Championships in 1999 and 2000.
Blount, WSSU's first head football coach to lead the Rams into Division I play has established himself as one of the premiere coaches in all of college football.
"As we continue along in this transition to Division I, one of the things that we value the most is stability, and extending Coach Blount's contract for the next three years will help us to do that. He is a proven winner and we have now ensured that he will be our head football coach through the 2010 season." WSSU Director of Athletics, Dr. Chico Caldwell said.
"This three-year extension makes Coach Blount's contract the same as our other high-profile coaches as his contract, as well as the contracts of our head men's basketball and head women's basketball coaches, are all in effect through the 2010 season. This provides us with the stability and direction that will be necessary to build successful teams as we transition to the highest level of intercollegiate athletics in NCAA Division I"
Coach Blount began his coaching career at
Since his arrival back in
As a quarterback at WSSU, Blount guided the Rams to back-to-back CIAA titles in 1977 and 1978 earning all-conference honors along the way. The 1978 All-American sat atop the WSSU record books for more than 20 years before his 3,330 career passing yards were recently surpassed by Joshua McGee in 2004.
Coach Blount will lead the Rams in action on Saturday, September 6, 2006 at 6:00 pm in the Hall of Fame Game versus
For additional information on WSSU men's basketball, contact the WSSU Office of Sports Information at (336) 750-2143 or log on to the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at www.WSSURAMS.com
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