Southern University names Eric Dooley as head football coach

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Southern University names Eric Dooley as the 20th Head Coach in Southern University Football history on Monday.

Dooley comes from Prairie View A&M University where he lead his team to the 2021 SWAC Championship and won the SWAC Western Division Championship.

“Coach Dooley is no stranger to Southern as he was on legendary Coach Pete Richardson staff at Southern from 1997-2009,” an official press release said. “He helped guide Southern to the 1997 and 2003 HBCU National Championship and 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2003 SWAC Championship.”

Southern will officially introduce the new head coach on the first floor of A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse. Face masks will be required inside the fieldhouse.

Watch the press conference live on Tuesday at noon.

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