N.C. Central Appoints Mose Rison As Interim Football Coach

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: January 21, 2007

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University has appointed Mose Rison as the Eagles interim head football coach, NCCU Director of Athletics Bill Hayes announced.

Rison, who served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the Eagles historic 11-1 campaign in 2006, steps in for former NCCU head coach Rod Broadway, who accepted the head coaching position at Grambling State University on Jan. 18.

“I am looking forward to continuing what Rod Broadway has done with this football program,” said Rison, who was recruiting in Charlotte, N.C. “I have a lot of respect for Rod. He left for a great opportunity at Grambling, and I have a great opportunity too here at NCCU.

“I am excited about working with the young men that I have had the pleasure of building relationships with, while also keeping some continuity with the NCCU football program.”

Hayes, while not citing a specific timeline to fill the head coaching position on a full-time basis, said the process will move swiftly.

“We are extremely pleased that Coach Rison has agreed to take on the leadership of this football program,” Hayes said. “NCCU football is in good hands.”


Rison boasts more than 25 years of coaching experience to his credit, both on the collegiate and professional levels.

A 1978 graduate of Central Michigan University, Rison spent the 2005 season as the Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Coordinator at Davidson College, where the Wildcats averaged more than 200 yards passing per game running a West Coast offensive system.

He has also held positions at Livingstone College (Offensive Coordinator, 2004), the University of Arizona (Wide Receivers/Passing Coordinator, 2003), Stanford University (Wide Receivers, 1995-2000), Rutgers University (Wide Receivers/Tight Ends, 1991-94), the U.S. Naval Academy (Wide Receivers, 1988-90), and Central Michigan University (Wide Receivers, 1981-87). During his tenure at Stanford, Rison coached in three bowl games, including the 2000 Rose Bowl.

Rison, the cousin of five-time NFL All-Pro receiver Andre Rison, spent two seasons (2001-02) in the National Football League coaching ranks as the wide receivers coach with the New York Jets, helping to develop Laveranues Coles and Santana Moss.

He has also held NFL summer internships with the Baltimore Ravens (2000), Chicago Bears (1999), New York Jets (1993) and Detroit Lions (1988).

A standout running back for Central Michigan from 1974-77, Rison helped the Chippewas to a 13-1 record and a Division II national title as a freshman. He rushed for 1,283 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a senior to earn all-conference and team MVP honors.

Rison and his wife, Marilynn, have two children, Dominique (20) and Tara (17).