Just over a week after the addition of Antonio Cromartie to its staff, Saint Augustine’s University has reportedly fired its head coach.
The school announced on Friday that Feggins, who was hired in March, has stepped down from his position. However, CBS17 reports Feggins was fired due to using an ineligible player for three snaps against Virginia State University.
The ineligible player has not been identified. Virginia State University beat St. Augustine’s University 55-12 on Sept. 16.
SAU is promoting defensive coordinator Stephen Tate to interim head coach, according to the school’s release.
“I would like to commend Coach Bowser for his leadership in the athletic department and love for our student-athletes,” SAU President Dr. Christine McPhall said in a statement. “I would like to ask the entire university community to join me in wishing Coach Bowser success in his future endeavors.”
Dr. Lin Dawson hired Feggins in March after parting ways with David Bowser in January 2023.
“David Bowser is the type of person you want on your side when defending from a fox hole, climbing a steep mountain, patrolling the sidelines, or when it is 4th-and-1 with time running out. He has the passion and drive to get things done,” Dr. Dawson added in the statement.
Starting near ground zero, he has built a solid football talent base that should pay dividends for the next football leader.”
St. Aug has been outscored 177-33 in its first six games. It will take on Johnson C. Smith on Saturday.
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