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St. Aug’s nabs Fayetteville State OC to lead Falcons

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St. Augustine's new football coach Howard Feggins.Photo byCourtesy of St. Aug's

By Demarcus Williams

SAU Sports Information

RALEIGH – Saint Augustine’s University landed another former professional athlete familiar with the Triangle as its next football coach.

The SAU Department of Athletics announced Howard A. Feggins as the leader of the Falcons during a special press conference on March 23. Feggins has four decades of football experience as a coach, player, and athletic consultant.

“His experience, leadership, mentorship skills, and football philosophy align well with our university’s mission,” SAU President Christine Johnson McPhail said.

A former defensive back at the University of North Carolina and in the NFL with the New York Giants and New England Patriots, Feggins spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Fayetteville State University. The Broncos went undefeated in the CIAA Southern Division en route to their 2022 CIAA football championship.

“After a national search for a person who embodied a reimagined university with the history of winning championships, coach Howard Feggins surfaced as the choice,” said athletic director Lin Dawson, who was named permanent AD by McPhail at the conference. “The interview committee was diligent in the search for a transformational leader, and we have found one.”

Before the Fayetteville State season, Feggins spent four seasons as an assistant football coach with Colorado State University-Pueblo from 2018-2021. During his first two years as running backs coach, the Thunderwolves won the 2018 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship, where two running backs, Marche Dennard and Bernard McDondle, earned invitations to the 2018 NFL Rookie Minicamp.

Furthermore, under his tutelage, CSU Pueblo wide receiver Dionte Sykes signed a three-year contract with Edmonton Elks in the Canadian Football League.

“I’m excited for the opportunity of the young men and to show them, if they give me all that effort, then we have an opportunity to win,” Feggins said. “Dr. McPhail and Dr. Dawson are very supportive of the growth and direction of the program.”

Since 2015, he has owned SACS Sports, LLC, a consulting firm with parents and high school student-athletes to help them gain more exposure. He has also been an evaluation coach with NextGen All American Camp & The Show.

Feggins and his wife, Renee, have two sons, Kevin and Jensen.

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