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Sources: Virginia Union parts ways with football coach Mark James

A year ago, Virginia Union was looking forward to the NCAA Division II football playoffs. Now its football program is looking for a new head coach.

Sources tell HBCU Gameday that VUU has relieved Mark James of his position of head coach.

James went 15-6 in his first two seasons, including an 8-3 season in 2015 as he led VUU to the D2 playoffs. The team went backwards in 2016, starting 0-2 and falling to 5-5.

Legendary coach Joe Taylor is the athletic director at VUU, and with more than 30 years of experience as a head coach, it’ll be interesting to see who he tabs to lead the program next.



  1. Julius Coxswain

    November 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Taylor must already have someone in mind…or maybe James was doing some foolishness off the field. This firing seems really strange. James seems like a really good coach.

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