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Maynor Lands At Alabama A&M

Connell Maynor will now try his hand in the SWAC after stints in the CIAA and MEAC.

Maynor, the former Hampton and Winston-Salem State head football coach, had his hiring confirmed Tuesday as the new head coach at Alabama A&M by Bulldogs’ Athletics Director Bryan Hicks.

“I am really excited about the hiring of Coach Maynor. He is a proven winner and excellent coach, but more importantly, he is a great developer of young men,” Hicks said in a press release from the university. “I would like to thank Dr. Andrew Hugine Jr., Dr. Daniel Wims, the search committee and the Board of Trustees for their continued support of Alabama A&M Athletics.”

Maynor compiled a 20-25 overall record, 17-15 in conference games in four years (2014-17) at Hampton of the MEAC. He was an impressive 45-6 in four years (2010-13) at WSSU including a 26-2 record in CIAA play. WSSU was 1-10 before he took over in 2010.

At WSSU, Maynor won three CIAA championships and made three NCAA Div. II playoff appearances including taking the Rams to the 2012 national championship game. WSSU lost to Valdosta State in the title game, 35-7.

Prior to his time at WSSU, Maynor spent 10 seasons at Fayetteville State as both the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. He helped lead Fayetteville State to four CIAA title game appearances and three CIAA championships (2002, 2003, and 2009).

In addition to his collegiate coaching responsibilities, Maynor is a veteran of 12 years in the Arena Football League (AFL) and he served as the Offensive Coordinator for the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul from 2006-2008 and helped lead the Soul to the 2008 Arena Bowl XXII World Championship.

Maynor is succeeding James Spady who spent three years at A&M leading the Bulldogs to a 15-30 overall mark, 15-21 in SWAC play.

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