Grambling State athletics is an interesting place these days.
There are new men’s and women’s basketball coaches as well as a new football coach that have been hired in the last few months.
Overall, the program is facing a $3 million deficit.
Enter Patricia Cage-Bibbs, who is trying to reshape the athletic program as interim athletic director.
The winningest head coach in HBCU women’s college basketball history says she is looking forward to the challenge in her new role.
“Obviously, the financial part is one of my biggest challenges, then there is just making people accountable,” Cage-Bibbs told The Bastrop Daily Enterprise. “We had good people, but they weren’t being challenged. That’s what I do every day, challenge them.”
After revenue generating programs have fallen on hard times over the last three years, Cage-Bibbs understands the rebuilding project will be a long one.
“First of all, I want to see every sport graduating their seniors,” Cage-Bibbs said. “Secondly, I want our teams to be able to compete at the highest level, not just in the SWAC.”