Anthony Jones is no longer the head football coach at Alabama A&M, according to an announcement made by athletic director Bryan Hicks on Sunday.
“We are very grateful and appreciative of the work he has done with A&M athletics,” Hicks said in a statement. “We thank Coach Jones for his efforts and leadership of the football program and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”
AL.com reports that Cedric Pearl, the team’s offensive coordinator, will serve as interim head coach until a replacement is named.
Jones was 83-57 in his 12 seasons at A&M, with the third-highest winning percentage of any coach in A&M history. His team had the highest academic scores in a conference where a number of teams have recently been ineligible for postseason play because of academics.
AAMU’s search for a new head coach will begin immediately.