Broncos on Blast featuring the Football and Cross Country programs. Football will discuss the loss against Shaw and the up-coming match-up against JC Smith. The Cross County team will run in the Francis Marion meet on Friday and the CIAA Championships next Thursday.
This week's podcast show will feature CIAA Football Head Coach of the Week Lawrence Kershaw. Also representing the 3-2 Broncos will be CIAA Receiver of the Week and BoxtoRow National Player of the Week Juwan Moye. The defending 2012 CIAA Volleyball Champions (9-5 overall record) will make its first appearance on the podcast. Head Coach Reeshemah Johnson will discuss the season at hand along with senior JaMisha Jordan (Fayetteville, NC) and junior Jessica Hardy.
Fayetteville State escaped the dreaded 0-3 tag with a 21-7 victory over Virginia Union last weekend. Elizabeth City State wasn't as fortunate with a 34-13. ECSU Head Coach Waverly Tillar has guided his team to four Division Championships (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012) and NCAA Playoff Berths in 2006 and 2011. The Vikings are looking to get over the hump while the Broncos are looking to continue with its recent success.
FSUBroncos.com Pigskin Press Talk with Lawrence Kershaw
Lawrence Kershaw is entering his second season as the Head Football Coach at Fayetteville State University. During his initial campaign at FSU, Kershaw led the Broncos to a 6-4 overall mark and a 5-2 record in the CIAA. Fayetteville State had two, three-game win streaks and just missed out on the opportunity to compete for the CIAA Championship.
He was officially introduced as the 15th head coach in program history during a press conference held at Felton J. Capel Arena on Jan. 22, 2013.
Coach Kershaw has eight years of experience as an offensive coordinator and a total of 17 on the collegiate level. He will take over the Bronco program after serving as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL for the past five years. FAMU finished as Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Co-Champions in 2010 with a 7-1 record.
Under his schemes in 2012, the Rattlers finished first in the MEAC in Passing Efficiency (141.9), Touchdown Passes (18) and Completion Percentage (70.4). FAMU was ranked second in the conference in Pass Offense (236.2 per game) and third in Total Offense (359.0 per game). The offense has ranked in the top three of numerous offensive categories through his five years. Kershaw has helped guide 20 offensive student-athletes and six position players (linemen) to All-MEAC honors. Three of his linemen, Robert Okeafor, Steve Brazzle and Anthony Collins garnered All-American accolades. One of his quarterbacks was named MEAC Offensive Player of the Year. The Rattler offense once ranked 13th in the nation in Scoring Offense and 17th in Rushing Offense.
In 2007, Kershaw was the offensive line coach at Hampton University. The offense finished first in the MEAC in Scoring, Passing and Red Zone Offense. In 2006, he served as the offensive line coach and coordinator of the strength and conditioning program at Truman State University.
A 1995 graduate of Virginia State University, Kershaw has abundant experiences in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. At the completion of playing career, he signed on as the offensive line coach for three seasons.
Kershaw completed his Masters of Education Degree in 1997 at VSU and returned to his home state of New York in 1998 to volunteer at Fordham University.
After the brief stint away, he returned to his alma-mater in 2000 as the offensive line coach and took over as the offensive coordinator a year later.
The Trojans won two CIAA Championships (1995 & 1996) and finished runner-up in 1997.
Lawrence Kershaw expanded his experience outside the CIAA after he served as the Assistant Head Coach at Virginia Union University from 2004-05.