Melvin Spears

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Melvin Spears
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1960-01-16) January 16, 1960 (age 57)
Clinton, Louisiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1994 Casa Grande Union H.S. (DC)
1995–1997 Morgan State (DC)
1998–2003 Grambling State (OC)
2004–2006 Grambling State
2008 Texas Southern (WR)
2009 Texas Southern (RB)
2010 Alabama State (OC)
2011 Alcorn State
Head coaching record
Overall 22–22
Accomplishments and honors
2005 SWAC Championship
2005 SWAC Coach of the Year

Melvin Spears (born January 16, 1960) is the former head coach at Grambling State University and Alcorn State University.[1] Previously, he was the sixth head college football coach for the Grambling State Tigers located in Grambling, Louisiana and he held that position for three seasons, from 2004 until 2006. His coaching record at Grambling was 20 wins, 14 losses, and 0 ties. He then served as a coach at Texas Southern University, working with the wide receivers in 2008 then moving over to running backs.[2] He also served as the offensive coordinator of Alabama State University during the 2010 season. Spears was selected on January 19, 2011 to the post of head coach of his alma mater of Alcorn State University.[3] Spears was fired by Alcorn State on February 24, 2012. He had previously been placed on administrative leave.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Grambling State Tigers (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2004–2006)
2004 Grambling State 6–5 3–4 3rd (West)
2005 Grambling State 11–1 9–0 1st (West)
2006 Grambling State 3–8 3–6 T–3rd (West)
Grambling State: 20–14 15–10
Alcorn State Braves (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2011)
2011 Alcorn State 2–8 1–8 T–4th (East)
Alcorn State: 2–8 1–8
Total: 22–22
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


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