PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Prairie View A&M University and head football coach Henry Frazier III have come to terms on a contract extension that will keep Frazier on â€œThe Hillâ€ thru 2012.
Upon initially assuming the reins of head football coach Frazier was given the difficult task of turning around a program that at one point had lost an NCAA record 80-plus games. In his fourth season at the helm of the program Frazier led the Panthers to their first winning season in over thirty years (1976).
â€œBeing able to sign coach Frazier to a contract extension brings stability to a program that hasnâ€™t had much stability over the past thirty-one years,â€ said PVAMU Athletics Director Charles McClelland. â€œAt this point weâ€™re very pleased with the direction our football program is headed in. We hope that coach Frazier will be able to continue his good fortune by leading us to a championship in the near future.â€
With a 30-20 victory over Alabama A&M this past weekend the Panthers added to their list of significant milestones winning the most games by a Panther team since 1964. During the 1964 campaign the Panthers were crowned Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions as well as Black College National Champions.
â€œIn the field of coaching job security is important, said Frazier.â€ Anytime youâ€™re awarded with a contract extension for your hard work on and off the field it meanâ€™s a lot. President George Wright and Athletics Director Charles McClelland have invested a lot of confidence in me and Iâ€™m extremely happy to know that Iâ€™ll be here for the next four seasons serving as head coach.â€