Wheeler Brown is no longer the athletics director at Jackson State, according to a report by the (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.
Brown was named the school’s permanent AD in Dec. 2015 after serving in the same position on an interim beginning in Oct. 2015.
He inherited a tumultuous situation after the departure of former athletic director Vivian Fuller and had a similarly tumultuous tenure in his two years on the job.
The department was forced to shutter both its women’s and men’s golf teams, and the jury is still out on Brown’s sole major hire — Tiger football coach Tony Hughes.
According to multiple sources, Brown was offered an alternative job inside the athletic department that would have paid him less money and made him an at-will employee instead of him having a contract. He declined.
According to the report, Brown had one year remaining on a three-year contract.