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B-CU Looks to Fill Head Coaching Vacancy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With Brian Jenkins stepping down after a highly successful run as head football coach at Bethune-Cookman University, the search has already begun to find his successor to head the Wildcats program.

“We are so appreciative of the impact that Brian Jenkins  had on our university and community through his leadership of our football program, and the five years that he was here will go down as an exciting and successful era to be celebrated,” said Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President of Bethune-Cookman University.” I have full confidence that our director of athletics, Lynn W. Thompson, and his staff will identify the next head coach to take us to even higher plateaus.”

The search for a new head coach has already begun, according to B-CU’s Thompson, and a decision about the future of the program could be made within the next few days.

“Our timetable is now,” expressed Thompson. “We intend to continue to excel in recruiting and to capitalize on the momentum of winning three consecutive MEAC crowns, including four out of the last five overall. B-CU Football is a highly-respected program with a standard of winning conference championships, achieving national acclaim in academics and consistent national rankings in the polls. Our next head coach will accept these expectations and implement a plan to surpass those accomplishments.”

Jenkins resigned from his post as head football coach at B-CU on Tuesday afternoon, accepting a similar position at Alabama State University. The 43-year-old Ft. Lauderdale, Florida native was introduced as head man for the Hornets program at a formal press conference Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery, Ala.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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