Days after his contract was not renewed by Alabama State, Reggie Barlow said he was shocked by being let go after leading the Hornets to numerous winning seasons in his first public statements since the decision was made.
On Monday, Alabama State University Board of Trustees voted not to renew his contract.
“Coaches get terminated all the time. I understand that. Rarely do coaches get terminated after five consecutive winning seasons which has never been done. Rarely do coaches get terminated after you just signed a contract just three months ago,” Barlow told WNCF TV.
Barlow compiled a 49-42 record in eight seasons as head coach, leading the Hornets to the 2010 SWAC Eastern Division title. The Hornets posted a 7-5 record in 2014.