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Brian Jenkins out at NCCU

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

Brian Jenkins is out as running backs coach at North Carolina Central.

Jenkins was arrested Sunday on charges involving a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend in Port Orange, Florida. According to the Port Orange Police Department, Jenkins’ girlfriend, Shana Cox, was ending the relationship when Jenkins visited her home for an attempt at reconciliation. The two began arguing and when Cox tried to leave, Jenkins blocked her at the door. Then when Cox tried to call 911, Jenkins grabbed her phone and threw it against the wall.

According to police, Jenkins changed his story so many times that he was later arrested and booked on three separate charges: tampering with a witness, battery and criminal mischief.

NCCU fired Jenkins on Tuesday and only issued a statement after News & Observer reporter Jonas Pope IV published a story. A release by Kyle Serba said it is the university's policy not to discuss personnel matters.

Jenkins coached at Bethune-Cookman from 2010-14 and went 46-14 before leaving for Alabama State in 2015. He was fired midway the 2017 season. He was then hired as an assistant at Alabama A&M under former Winston-Salem State and Hampton coach Connell Maynor in 2018.

Jenkins is the second Eagles coach in the past six years to lose his job over a domestic dispute. Head coach Henry Frazier was fired in 2013 after being given a second chance to keep his job.

 

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