Mickey Joseph to Lead Grambling Football

Mickey Joseph will be the next head coach at Grambling as reportedly previously by FootballScoop. Joseph was most recently the interim head coach of Nebraska for the final 9 games of the 2022 season after former head coach Scott Frost was fired and he was the wide receivers/special teams coach at Grambling in 2014 and 2015.

Joseph’s coaching career began at Omaha North High School in Nebraska in 1995 as an assistant coach for two years. He spent a year at NCAA Division II Wayne State in 1997 and then ended up at Archbishop Shaw High School for the 1998 season. He became a graduate assistant in 1999 for Tulane followed by a one-year stint with Alabama State as the wide receivers coach.

After three years at Nicholls (2001 – 2003), two years at Central Oklahoma (2004 – 2005), and four years at Desire Street Academy in Baton Rouge (2005 through 2008), Jospeh landed in the NAIA. He was the associate head coach at Langston from 2008 through 2011 and was promoted to head coach for the 2011 and 2012 seasons where he led the Lions to a 13-7 overall record.

From 2013 through 2015 he served on the Alcorn State (2013) and Grambling (2014 – 2015) coaching staffs. He moved back to the FBS level with Louisiana Tech in 2016 and then landed at LSU for five seasons from 2017 through 2021. With the Tigers, he started as the wide receivers coach in 2017 and in 2020, he added associate head coach to his duties. Most recently, he was hired to be the associate head coach, wide receivers coach, and passing game coordinator for the 2022 season until he was named the interim coach.

Joseph will take over Hue Jackson who was let go after two seasons in charge. Jackson went 8-14 overall and 6-10 in the SWAC as the Tigers finished both seasons with a losing record. Joseph will be expected to take Grambling back to the SWAC Championship for the first time since 2017 when the Tigers won 40-32 against Alcorn State.

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