Photo: Volusia County Corrections

Updated 3:23 p.m. July 30.

North Carolina Central assistant football coach Brian Jenkins was arrested Sunday in Volusia County, Florida, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.

Jenkins, 48, was arrested on charges of witness tampering, battery, and criminal mischief, after an altercation with an ex-girlfriend.

From the News & Observer:

“According to the affidavit, Jenkins went to the home of his ex-girlfriend Sunday evening to talk about their breakup. She asked him to leave and when he did not, she attempted to call 911, the affidavit states. Jenkins then allegedly grabbed the phone from her hand and threw it across the room, cracking the screen. The damage to the phone and physically taking the phone from her hand led to the criminal mischief and domestic battery charges, respectively.”

Hired in January as NCCU’s running backs coach and special teams coordinator, Jenkins worked in the same positions at Alabama A&M last season. In 2010, Jenkins was named the head coach at Bethune-Cookman where he served for five seasons before becoming head coach at Alabama State, where he coached for three seasons.

Jenkins, according to the Volusia County Corrections website, is not in custody.

Audio of the 911 call is below.


  1. Brian Jenkins is the best HC I’ve have seen…definitely should be a head coach somewhere in the MEAC. ..if Pough retired he would definitely be a great fit for SCSU football. ..they would be unstoppable


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