NFL Legend Doug Williams Out as Coach at Grambling

NFL Legend Doug Williams Out as Coach at Grambling

Grambling State’s Doug Williams appears to be on his way out as head coach at Grambling State.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Williams has been fired. Grambling officials say running backs coach George Ragsdale will serve as interim head coach.

Williams told The News Star he was called into Grambling State President Frank Pouge’s office, handed his walking papers and told he was no longer coach.

“There wasn’t a lot of conversation. I told him ‘OK’ and I was gone,” Williams said.

Williams was in his second stint as Grambling head coach. His first tenture was extremely successful, as he lead his alma mater to a 52-18 record and three SWAC Championships. His second stint at GSU, which began in 2011, was not as successful. He was just 9-16 overall, and 1-12 since leading the Tigers to the SWAC Championship in 2011.

Williams is perhaps best known for being the first black quarterback to win a Superbowl. He first entered the national scene as a strong armed, mobile quarterback for Hall of Fame head coach Eddie Robinson. He led the Tampa Bay Bucs to the NFC Championship game before heading to the USFL and eventually to Washington where he was named Superbowl MVP.

Grambling is schedule to play Lincoln (MO) in the Missouri Classic in Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday.