Kentucky State Hires Fred Farrior As New Coach To Lead Football Program

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: March 18, 2005

Fred Farrior

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky State University has hired a new coach to head the Thorobred football program. Fred Farrier, the associate head coach and offensive coordinator for Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, was selected last week. Farrier described his selection as a great career move.

“This is a big accomplishment in my career. It’s something I have prepared myself for and I thank Ms. Ratcliffe and Dr. Sias for the opportunity,” he said.

“I have watched Kentucky State University from afar and KSU has all the makings to be a champion on the field and in the classroom,” said Farrier.

“It’s an exciting time for KSU as a whole and I’m proud to have a chance to put in my personal touch on an already established entity.”

Farrier is no stranger to success. In college, he was a two-year letterman wide receiver at the College of Holy Cross and a two-time all conference selection in both football and basketball at Cleveland Heights High School.

As a first-year associate head coach, his Shaw Bears won the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA) championship last season and went on to defeat Tuskegee to win the Pioneer Bowl.

Before taking the position at Shaw, Farrier spent three years as a Wide Receivers Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Tennessee Technological University.

Farrier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from the College of Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech.

According to KSU’s Athletic Director Derita Ratcliffe, Farrier is a step in the right direction.

“Our football program, the Athletics Department and the University are moving forward,” she said. “We are increasing our accountability to the concerned constituents and multi-tasking at all levels. Coach Farrier has the abilities and experiences to help us accomplish our goals. I am very excited about his hiring and look forward to a long, productive relationship.”