Less than 24 hours after beating Kentucky State in the regular season finale, Alabama A&M has fired head coach James Spady.

Spady confirmed the news to HBCU Sports on Sunday afternoon. He had no further comment on the university’s decision.

“After careful and deliberate observation of our football program, we felt a change was needed,” said AAMU athletic director Bryan Hicks in a statement. “We thank Coach Spady for his efforts and leadership of the football program and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”

Spady, hired before the start of the 2014 season, went 14-28 overall and a disappointing 12-19 in SWAC play in four seasons as Bulldogs head coach. Alabama A&M was 4-7 this season.

His best season at AAMU was in 2016 when the Bulldogs finished second in the SWAC Eastern Division with a 4-5 record in conference play.

Before his stint at Alabama A&M, Spady was an assistant coach at Nevada, Grambling State, North Carolina Central, South Carolina State and UTEP.


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