Grambling, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Broderick Fobbs experienced plenty of success in the Grambling State football program.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference university will now rely on Fobbs to get the Tigers back to a high level.
Grambling State named the 1997 graduate as its new head football coach on Wednesday. The 39-year-old was a standout running back and two-time team captain under legendary coach Eddie Robinson, the winningest coach in Division I history.
A news conference has been scheduled for Monday morning at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on Grambling's campus.
Fobbs has spent this season as the tight ends coach at McNeese State. It is the first year of his second stint at McNeese State and the sixth year overall with the Cowboys, who are playing in the FCS playoffs this week. He was a co- offensive coordinator during his first stint.
Fobbs also has coached at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Northwestern State, Southern Mississippi and at a high school in Waco, Texas.
Grambling had only one win in each of the past two seasons. This season was particularly troubling as head coach Doug Williams was fired after two games and the players later revolted under interim coach George Ragsdale.
The players staged a six-day walkout, including their refusal to travel to a game at Jackson State, which was forfeited. Grambling was fined by the SWAC afterward.
Dennis "Dirt" Winston finished the 1-11 season as the team's interim coach.