Calvin Randall III is entering his first season as Quarterback/Wide Receiver Coaching while also serving as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Fayetteville State football coaching staff.
Randall began his coaching career in 2000 as a Student Assistant defensive line coach at Winston-Salem State. During that season, WSSU won the CIAA Championship. In 2001, he began working with the outside linebackers where he was responsible for producing one All-CIAA player and one All-American.
After two seasons on the sideline with the Winston-Salem football program, Randall accepted a Graduate Assistant position with Delta State where he coached linebackers during the 2002 season and defensive backs in 2003. In 2003, the Statesmen finished the season with a 9-2 overall record and ranked 16th in NCAA Division II.
After completing his stint at Delta State, Randall joined the Virginia Union football staff in 2004 as the defensive backs coach. In 2004, the Panthers finished the season ranked 11th in total defense in NCAA Division II.
In 2005, Randall was promoted to Defensive Coordinator. He moved over to the offensive side of the ball in 2006 and began coaching wide receivers. That season the Panthers ranked second in the CIAA in total offense, second in scoring offense and fourth in passing offense. VUU finished the season 7-3 and second in the CIAA Eastern Division. The Panthers finished the 2007 season ranked first in the CIAA in total offense, first in passing offense, first in rushing offense, first in scoring offense and first in passing efficiency. Virginia Union won the CIAA Eastern Division Championship and earned a berth in Pioneer Bowl X in Columbia, South Carolina.
Randall was promoted to Offensive Coordinator in 2008. With Randall at the helm, the offense finished the 2008 season first in the CIAA for rushing offense and third in total offense. He was promoted to Assistant Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach following the 2008 campaign.
As Assistant Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach in 2009, Randall assisted in leading the Panthers to a 6-4 record and tied for the CIAA Eastern Division Championship. Regarded by many as a "tireless" recruiter, Randall was instrumental in developing the 2009, 2010 and 2011 recruiting classes. He served as the Recruiting Coordinator from 2011-12. In 2012, Randall was also selected for the NCAA/NFL Coaches Academy held in Dallas, TX.
The Tampa, FL native earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree from Winston-Salem State University in 2002. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Education in History Education from Delta State University. Randall is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.