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NCCU denies former head football coach Frazier's appeal

Posted August 29, 2013
Updated September 26, 2013

— North Carolina Central University denied former head football coach Henry Frazier III's appeal to get his job back Thursday. 

Frazier was fired Aug. 22 after he was suspended following an arrest for violating a domestic violence protective order. 

β€œThe situation involving Henry Frazier has been and is a personnel matter. The university stands by its decision," the university said in a statement Thursday.

"I do not think the Chancellor even addressed the issue that under the contract of employment Coach Frazier has an absolute due process right to maintain his innocence," Linda Kenney Baden said in a statement on Frazier's behalf Thursday. "Needless to say we are unhappy with the fact that a higher education entity, whose history is based on due process, justice and fairness refused to pay heed to this basic fact and recognize that honoring a human right bestows dignity on a school, not ridicule."

Frazier's attorney told WRAL News in August that Frazier had 10 days to file an appeal of his termination, that process was started Aug. 29. The appeal process was handled by NCCU's Chancellor Debra Saunders-White.

Court documents show Frazier was arrested after making contact with his estranged wife, LaNier Turner-Frazier, on Aug. 12, a violation of a court order.

Frazier was sidelined for much of summer 2012 after his initial arrest, which stemmed from domestic dispute with his wife in May 2012. He was suspended with pay for over two months following the incident.

Citing "personal issues Coach Frazier is facing," the university cut him loose just eight days before Saturday's season opener against Duke University.

"We decided it's best to move in a different direction and move on," said NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree.

Dwayne Foster, who joined Frazier's staff in 2011 as an assistant coach, will take over as the interim head coach. Foster is also the recruiting coordinator and offensive line coach for the Eagles.

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  • Hokies94 Sep 26, 1:50 p.m.

    I really hated to see him lose a great job. Hoping things will work out for him next season somewhere. He would make a solid assistant. He made some poor decisions.

  • superman Aug 30, 6:25 p.m.

    The man broke a restraining order. What has and will happen will be a result of a very bad decision he made. She may not be all that good but he is responsible for what he does and he cant blame her for his bad conduct. He just doesnt deserve his job back. Too many bad decisions.

  • BlueDevils00 Aug 30, 8:34 a.m.

    Lots of different stories coming out of this. Not sure who or what to believe. I wish him, his wife and most importantly his children well. I do not see him coming back to the university. They were going to keep him after the initial arrest, but after the violation his termination was inevitable. He should try to coach high school or latch on as an assistant with another program. Maybe even take a year or 2 away from the game, and solve his family/marital issues.

  • Hokies94 Aug 29, 6:30 p.m.

    I don't blame him. I do blame him for staying with a wife that wants to crush him. I don't see him coming back. Bad business for the University. Get away from this woman. Save a little money right now.

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