GRAMBLING, La. – The Grambling State University Department of Athletics has announced that head men’s basketball coach Larry Wright and head women’s coach David “Rusty” Ponton will not be retained for the 2008-09 season.
“I applaud the dedication both head coaches have put into their programs during their tenure at Grambling,” stated Grambling State Director of Athletics Troy Mathieu. “However, as we look to take our basketball programs to a higher level of competitiveness, a change in leadership was necessary.”
The university will begin the process of conducting a comprehensive search to fill both positions. While the search is taking place, Senior Woman Administrator and Lady Tiger assistant coach Sharon Perkins and men’s assistant coach Kenny Sykes will serve as interim coaches for their respective programs.