Bahher Fired At Clark Atlanta

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: October 7, 2009

Keith Higdon

Keith Higdon

ATLANTA — Clark Atlanta University Interim Athletic Director, Dr. Tamica Jones has announded that Head Football Coach Ted Bahhur was relieved of his duties effective immediately. Assistant Head Coach Keith Higdon has been named interim coach for the remainder of the season.

“We thank Coach Bahhur for his contributions to the program and look forward to great leadership from Interim Head Coach Higdon,” said CAU Athletic Director Jones.

In four-plus seasons, Bahhur coached Clark Atlanta to a 20-29 record. This season, the Panthers overall record is 3-3 and 2-3 in the SIAC.

Higdon has served as assistant head coach, defensive-backs coach, recruiting coordinator and pro-liaison for Clark Atlanta University for the last five years.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge that comes from over 15 years of coaching experience on the collegiate level. Since coming to Clark Atlanta, Higdon has been instrumental in the Panthers success, recruiting NFL signees Curtis Johnson (Dallas Cowboys), Jonathan Hamm (New Orleans Saints), Sam McNaulty (New Orleans Saints) and numerous all-conference selections.

Prior to coaching at CAU, Higdon served as running backs coach, and also served as the Head Track and Field coach at Tuskegee University from 1998 to 2004.

While at Tuskegee he helped the Golden Tigers win four SIAC Conference Championships, three Pioneer Bowl victories, one Black College National Championship and a perfect 12-0 season in 2000.

In 2004, Higdon coached SIAC Player of the Year Bobby Wilson, leading the TU rushing attack to a number one SIAC ranking. Higdon started his collegiate coaching career at Cheyney University, where he served as running backs coach from 1995 to 1998.

“The trust that Dr. Jones and President Brown have shown in me to give me the opportunity to run this great football program is humbling. I am excited to lead this great group of young men as their interim head coach for the remainder of the season,” said Higdon.

“We want to thank Interim Head Coach Keith Higdon for taking the helm of our football program during this challenging time. We have met with our athletes and have assured them that we support their efforts on the field and in the classroom,” said CAU President Carlton E. Brown.

“We will continue to seek their input as we go forward. I have asked Dr. Jones to begin the process for recruiting a permanent Head Coach.”