Report: Bethune's Jenkins will coach Alabama State

Montgomery, AL ( - Highly successful Bethune-Cookman football coach Brian Jenkins has agreed to become the new head coach at Alabama State, according to a report Tuesday. said multiple sources confirmed the hiring at the Southwestern Athletic Conferene university..

Jenkins, 43, has compiled a 46-14 record over the last five seasons at Bethune- Cookman. He won three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coach of the year awards and led three FCS playoff squads in that time.

Jenkins has been a college assistant at Eastern Illinois, Bowling Green, Louisiana-Lafayette and Rutgers.

Alabama State did not renew coach Reggie Barlow's contract after a 7-5 season. He was 49-42 in eight seasons with the Hornets.