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Fayetteville State hires Lawrence Kershaw as Head Football Coach
Wed Jan 16, 2013 - 5:39pm    Print
Onnidan's HBCUSports | Fayetteville State hires Lawrence Kershaw as Head Football Coach

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville State University has named Lawrence Kershaw as its 15th Head Football Coach. Kershaw comes to FSU from Florida A&M where he served as offensive coordinator for the past five years.  During his time at FAMU, the Rattlers finished as Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Co-Champions in 2010 with a 7-1 record.Lawrence KershawKershaw

Last year, FAMU finished first in the MEAC in Passing Efficiency (141.9), Touchdown Passes (18) and Completion Percentage (70.4). FAMU was ranked second in the conference in Pass Offense (236.2 per game) and third in Total Offense (359.0 per game). The offense has ranked in the top three of numerous offensive categories through his five years in Tallahassee.

Kershaw has helped guide 20 offensive student-athletes and six position players (linemen) to All-MEAC honors. Three of his linemen, Robert Okeafor, Steve Brazzle and Anthony Collins garnered All-American accolades. One of his quarterbacks was named MEAC Offensive Player of the Year. The Rattler offense once ranked 13th in the nation in Scoring Offense and 17th in Rushing Offense.

In 2007, Kershaw was the offensive line coach at Hampton University. The offense finished first in the MEAC in Scoring, Passing and Red Zone Offense. In 2006, he served as the offensive line coach and coordinator of the strength and conditioning program at Truman State University.

A 1995 graduate of Virginia State University, Kershaw began his coaching career as the offensive line coach for three seasons for the Trojans following the completion of his playing career. Kershaw completed his Masters of Education Degree in 1997 at VSU and returned to his home state of New York in 1998 to volunteer at Fordham University. He returned to his alma-mater in 2000 as the offensive line coach and took over as the offensive coordinator a year later.

Kershaw also served as the Assistant Head Coach at Virginia Union University from 2004-05.

A press conference will be held on Tuesday, January 22 to present Coach Kershaw to the public. The event will take place at 10:30 am on the second level concourse at Capel Arena on campus.




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