Ex-NFL Player Kevin Porter Named Head Coach at Central State University

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Porter has been named the head coach at Central State University, following his previous head coaching experience at the collegiate level. This included stops at Avila University, Point University and Fort Valley State.

Kevin Porter, who once upon a time played in the National Football League, has been named as the head coach of the Central State University football team, according to Dayton Daily News

He has been in the coaching business for over two decades, which includes head coaching stints at Avila University, Point University and Fort Valley State. 

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“During our national search, we received an influx of interest from qualified candidates. Throughout the process, Coach Porter stood out as the person with the right mindset and characteristics best suited to lead Marauder football into a new era. Coach Porter comes to CSU with a championship pedigree and a wide array of experiences as a coach and player on all levels of the game.” said CSU athletic director Tara A. Owens in a news release. “Under Coach Porter’s guidance, we believe our student-athletes will flourish on the field and in the classroom. As Coach Porter prepares to lead our football program, we look forward to establishing a sustainable culture of positivity and success.” 

Porter will coach in his first game at CSU in September 2022 against Winston Salem State University in Canton, Ohio. 

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“It is an honor to be selected to lead the football program at Central State University. CSU has tremendous history and tradition. With the opportunity to work alongside the dynamic and innovative leadership of President Jack Thomas and Director of Athletics Tara A. Owens, I believe we can build CSU into a perennial championship contender,” Porter said in a news release. “As the University continues to experience a period of growth and unprecedented success, we are going to build a football program that represents Central State University with pride and integrity. I look forward to leading our student-athletes as we move forward into a new era of Marauder football.” 

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