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Doug Williams released from coaching position at Grambling

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KTBS 3 News has confirmed that Doug Williams will no longer serve as football coach of Grambling State University.

Initially, Williams was named head football coach at Grambling State University in 1998. He led the Tigers to three consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference titles from 2000-2002, before leaving to rejoin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a personnel executive.

Williams held several other positions in the interim but returned for a second stint as the head football coach of Grambling State University in February 2011.

Williams also had a successful career in the NFL. According to his website, he is best known for his MVP performance in Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. He is, to date, the only African American quarterback who has won the Super Bowl.

The decision to release Williams from his position at Grambling was confirmed Wednesday by university officials.  "The university has decided to move in another direction, buying out the remainder of his contract," officials said in a statement released to media. Grambling State University RB Coach George Ragsdale has assumed head football coaching duties, effective immediately.

 Ragsdale has coached in the SWAC and MEAC, including coaching at North Carolina A&T State University, Norfolk State University, Morris Brown College and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Redskins. He also played in the United States Football League (USFL) with the Oklahoma Outlaws. 

 

 

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