ULS Board approves Hall, Jackson and Lucas contracts 

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications

The University of Louisiana System (ULS) Board of Supervisors approved the contracts of Grambling State head softball coach Nakeya L. Hall, head football coach Hue Jackson and head volleyball coach Chelsey Lucas. 

“We are excited for the upcoming year and beyond thrilled the ULS Board of Supervisors approved these contracts,” Grambling State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Trayvean Scott, said. “This is just the beginning here at Grambling State as we continue to shift the culture and bring new and exciting energy to this great institution.” 

Hall, who is in her fourth year at Grambling State, earned her first contract at Grambling State. Her approved three-year deal could net bonus incentives for winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) regular season and national tournament championship, along with SWAC and National Coach of the Year honors. 

Jackson was hired in December as the 14th head football coach. His four-year deal is among the highest in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and the highest paid head football coach in the SWAC. In addition, he could add on to that total with incentives for winning a SWAC Western Division championship, SWAC championship, Celebration Bowl title, Black College Football National Championship and the Bayou Classic.  

Also, Jackson shall be entitled additional compensation for new revenue generating initiatives, promotions, opportunities or sponsorships that he independently and actively develops to the University that did not previously exist and which results in new endorsements of shoe apparel, equipment contracts with the University.

Lucas, who was hired as the sixth head volleyball coach, comes to Grambling State from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Her approved three-year deal could net bonus incentives for winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) regular season and national tournament championship, along with SWAC and National Coach of the Year honors. 


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