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Grambling’s Fobbs names Kendrick Nord the new offensive coordinator

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM CDT
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GRAMBLING, La. (KALB) - Grambling fans, don’t panic just yet.

Former Offensive Coordinator Mark Orlando resigned after the Tigers took their second straight loss in the season, but Head Coach Broderick Fobbs will now hand over the reins to current passing game coordinator Kendrick Nord.

“He was my starting quarterback,” Fobbs said. “He’s always been a leader and has a way of motivating the entire unit. Looking at the past few days of practice, he’s already made an impact on our offensive players.”

Nord is in his seventh season with the Grambling Tigers and his fourth year as the Tigers’ quarterback coach.

Prior to his coaching career, Nord was a three-year starter at Grambling State University from 1993-1995. He made his debut as a sophomore, finishing with fewer interceptions than any other starting quarterback in the SWAC, where he was named the conference’s Newcomer of the Year in 1993

He also broke Doug Williams’ record for more yards passing in his sophomore year with 1,987 yards and 16 touchdowns and 11 receptions, finishing first in pass efficiency.

During his junior year, Nord broke another Doug Wiliams record with 3,017 yards and 32 touchdowns, finishing as the No. 2-rated quarterback in the country.

Following Nord’s collegiate career, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1996 training camp; wide receiver) CFL’s Hamilton Tigercats (1997; quarterback), AFL’s Iowa Barnstormers (1998; quarterback/wide receiver), Baltimore Ravens (1999; wide receiver) and the AFL’s New York Dragons (2001; wide receiver).

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