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Source: Reggie Barlow offered Virginia State coaching job

Virginia State’s football coaching vacancy could soon be filled. VSU has reportedly made a decision as to who it wants to lead its football program.

An HBCU Gameday source indicated that former Alabama State coach and NFL receiver Reggie Barlow has been offered the job after interviewing last week.

Barlow coached his alma mater to a 49-42 record in eight seasons before being asked to resign following the 2014 season, just months after agreeing to a new deal. He is currently the coach at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, AL.

Barlow would be the third coach in as many seasons for Virginia State. Latrell Scott led the team to the CIAA Championship in 2014 before jumping to Norfolk State and Byron Thweatt went 6-4 in one season before resigning to take a job as a position coach with James Madison. Justin Harper is currently the team’s interim coach.



  1. Julius Coxswain

    April 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    This seems like a good hire, especially considering how late it is in the hiring season.

  2. DuWarn Porter

    April 26, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Definitely a good hire. Another example of a school giving him the ax way to early. Alabama State should have never let him go. Did not have but one loosing season at ASU in his tenure.

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