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GREENVILLE -- Furman head football coach Clay Hendrix announced the hiring of former University of South Carolina standout quarterback Connor Shaw as the Paladins’ new tight ends coach.

Shaw, who spent the last four years on rosters with two NFL team, fills the vacancy created by George Quarles’ recent move from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

“We could not be more pleased to welcome Connor and his family to the Furman family,” said Hendrix in making the announcement. “I think the fact that they had already chosen to make Greenville their home makes this an even more perfect fit. He embodies all the qualities we look for in our coaches and players. It is exciting to have a man with his experience joining our team.”

“Its an honor to join a staff of not only talented coaches but men of quality character,” said Shaw on Tuesday. “My family and I are excited for this new chapter and are thankful to be part of something special at Furman University!”

Shaw and his wife, Molly, formerly of Duluth, Ga., have a daughter, Mila (3), and a son Decker (1).

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N.C. A&T head coach

retires from coaching

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina A&T head football coach Rod Broadway announced his retirement from coaching on Monday.

Assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and secondary coach Sam Washington will take over the program as the 19th head football coach in N.C. A&T history.

Broadway retries after seven seasons. He will serve as a special assistant to the athletics director for the next six months. Broadway recently led N.C. A&T to its best season ever, finishing 12-0 with accolades that included winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title, the Celebration Bowl game and the HBCU national championship. In the process, the Aggies broke the school and conference records for wins and became the first MEAC and HBCU Division I-AA team ever to finish undefeated and untied.

In 15 seasons as a head coach, Broadway amassed a 127-45 (.738) record with four HBCU titles and six conference championships.

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