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Frazier out as NCCU coach as season begins

Posted August 22, 2013

— North Carolina Central University fired head football coach Henry Frazier III Thursday, two days after he was suspended following an arrest for violating a domestic violence protective order.

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 this 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 8 days before the 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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“I have full confidence in Coach Foster and his abilities to successfully serve as an effective and knowledgeable leader for our students and our football program,” Wicker-McCree said.

“At NCCU, our No. 1 priority is student success, and for our student-athletes, we have an obligation to support them both inside the classroom and on the field,” said Dr. Debra Saunders-White, NCCU chancellor. “Our institution is committed to excellence and high ethical standards for our entire university community, and in particular, our campus leadership.”

Freshman Jake Cagle praised the move for the sake of those standards.

"I think the university should be portrayed in a good way, so I'm sure they made the right move with that in mind," he said.

In a news conference announcing the change, Foster said it would be business as usual for players and coaches.

"We've got a fine coaching staff. They're going to get behind the players and keep them focused on the task at hand, which is Duke University," he said. "We are going to prepare for Duke like we always have.

Frazier took over the NCCU program in December 2010 after stepping down from the same position at Prairie View A&M. Foster was on that Prairie View A&M staff as a running backs coach.

 

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  • Sauras69 Aug 23, 2:09 p.m.

    Too much has been left out of this one. Sounds like his wife didn't want much except making him... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    And....I'm told she didn't work. That's how much of a nutcase she is. So she cost him and... View More

    — Posted by Dubble EE

    I agree Dubble EE. This is a darn shame.

  • Dubble EE Aug 23, 1:54 p.m.

    Too much has been left out of this one. Sounds like his wife didn't want much except making him... View More

    — Posted by Sauras69

    And....I'm told she didn't work. That's how much of a nutcase she is. So she cost him and herself all that money....over what?

    That's how crazy some women can be. They will cut off their own hand if they thought it would hurt you in some way. Too bad he found out too late....smh

  • sburks1906 Aug 23, 11:33 a.m.

    Great move by NCCU. Doing the right thing is more important than wins and losses. It's all about principles.

    http://www.theklowntimes.net

  • baldchip Aug 23, 10:11 a.m.

    Good job NC Central. You cannot have a wife beater leading a football team. He sends the wrong message in a world where there are too few role models.

  • 903 PJ suspended til NCAA clears Aug 23, 5:52 a.m.

    That's right ewenc would have paid him $2-3 million. Sorry.

    — Posted by TSKMFs

    Don't forget State fans that YOUR coach is the one who lost his last job because he........ummmm... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    doesn't get worse than using a screen name of a person you despise, only b/c that person has... View More

    — Posted by duane11

    LOL at State fan. TOB realized what a horrible, hateful, bunch of "fans" there are in Raleigh.... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    Don't forget State fans that YOUR coach is the one who lost his last job because he........ummmm kinda liked cheerleaders.

    Wasn't there a scandal at the school you support involving its women's soccer coach?

  • Jewelry-EricLeak Aug 22, 10:44 p.m.

    No truth involved, Red Rager. Sorry.

    — Posted by FqurAutumn

    That's right ewenc would have paid him $2-3 million. Sorry.

    — Posted by TSKMFs

    Don't forget State fans that YOUR coach is the one who lost his last job because he........ummmm... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    doesn't get worse than using a screen name of a person you despise, only b/c that person has... View More

    — Posted by duane11

    LOL at State fan. TOB realized what a horrible, hateful, bunch of "fans" there are in Raleigh. Doeren is on the fast track to get out of Raleigh to Wisconsin. Mark my words.

  • hsiflee Aug 22, 9:15 p.m.

    I expect nothing less from from a Durham based school...I know dats right, just ax me

  • hsiflee Aug 22, 9:09 p.m.

    wife beatin' brotha!

  • duane11 Aug 22, 8:57 p.m.

    ^^^Truth hurts fans of da"ewe".

    — Posted by TSKMFs

    No truth involved, Red Rager. Sorry.

    — Posted by FqurAutumn

    That's right ewenc would have paid him $2-3 million. Sorry.

    — Posted by TSKMFs

    Don't forget State fans that YOUR coach is the one who lost his last job because he........ummmm... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    doesn't get worse than using a screen name of a person you despise, only b/c that person has owned your team since he has been in the acc...and don't look now, he's got the scope sighted on you again, all the way from Charlottesville...LOL

  • Tide4ever Aug 22, 8:24 p.m.

    That's terrible! They don't play on that violation of DV order. They tell them in court at the hearings. Don't sit together or talk to each other. I've seen them arrest people on the spot. If your spouse ever gets one of them on you...you better move to another state for a while and lay low. After she realized she's losing all that money...I bet she's kicking herself now. Stupid!

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