A report indicates that longtime Arkansas -Pine Bluff head coach Monte Coleman will not return for as head coach.

On Sunday, Football Scoop reported that Coleman, who had been the Golden Lions coach for the last 10 years, is expected to be out.


Source tells FootballScoop, head coach Monte Coleman will not return. Coach Coleman just completed his 10th season as head coach. The 2012 season was a highlight when his squad won 10 games including the SWAC Championship. Recent years have been a challenge though, only winning a combined 5 games in the last three seasons.

Coleman was 40-71 and 27-57 in the SWAC at UAPB, including winning the SWAC championship in 2012. Since that victory, the Golden Lions have won no more than three games in a season under Coleman.

“I thank Coach Coleman and his staff for the hard work they put forth over the years as he tried to build a formidable program at UAPB,” Athletic Director Lonza Hardy Jr. said in a statement. “We wish him all the best as he now looks to the next chapter in his career. As for UAPB, it was simply time for us to make a change and start the process of returning Golden Lion football to prominence.”

This season, UAPB finished 2-9 with seven consecutive defeats to end the regular season.

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