Coach Fred McNair departing Alcorn State, led Mississippi university to 2 SWAC Championships

Published 1:20 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Alcorn State University has announced the departure of head football coach Fred McNair.

In a press release, Alcorn officials thanked McNair for his time at the school.

“I would like to thank Coach Fred McNair for his many years of service and dedication to Alcorn State University.”said Robert Raines, interim director of intercollegiate athletics. “We worked diligently to extend Coach McNair a multi-year contract which would have placed him in the top tier of the conference with both compensation, incentives, and additional incentives for assistant coaches. Unfortunately, we could not reach a mutual agreement.”

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Coach McNair led the Alcorn State Braves for seven seasons and coached the team to four SWAC East Division titles and a pair of SWAC Championships. McNair holds a 38-17 SWAC record (.691 winning percentage) on the Alcorn State sidelines while posting an overall record of 48-34 (.585). Last season, the Braves posted a 7-4 overall and 6-2 SWAC record.

“The Alcorn State University family deeply appreciates Coach McNair for his exceptional leadership to the University’s student-athletes and his commitment to excellence on the field, in the classroom, and community,” the lress release said. “The University is especially appreciative of his unique legacy as a player and a coach in elevating not only the football program but also the University. The University wishes Coach McNair well in his future endeavors.”