Hampton retains Rose as football coach

Donovan Rose will return as Hampton University's head football coach next season, athletic director Novelle Dickenson announced Monday.

Hampton lost its first four games and finished with a 3-7 record this past season - the worst mark of Rose's four seasons. He is 21-22 overall at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference school.

Rose, a Hampton alum, spents 18 years as an assistant in the program before becoming head coach in 2009.