Norfolk State University Athletics Director Marty Miller announced Thursday that Spartan football coach Pete Adrian has received a two-year contract extension through the 2015 football season and director of track and field programs Kenneth Giles has received a three-year extension through the 2014-15 school year.
Adrian has led the Spartans to one of the most successful periods in the school’s football history. NSU is 43-36 in seven years under Adrian’s direction and has notched winning records in four of the last five seasons, including three in a row. The Spartans won their first-ever MEAC football title in 2011 and appeared in the Division I FCS playoffs for the first time. Adrian is a two-time MEAC Coach of the Year (2007, 2011) and was named FCS National Coach of the Year last fall by College Sporting News.
Giles, who oversees both men’s and women’s track and cross country programs, has also served as NSU’s head men’s cross country coach for the last 13 years and head men’s track and field coach for the past nine. His men’s cross country program has won the last four MEAC championships and 11 of the last 12. On the track, the Spartan men have swept the conference indoor and outdoor titles the past seven academic years, a MEAC record. Giles’ teams have won 25 MEAC titles in his tenure, giving him 25 MEAC Most Outstanding Coach awards. Read More..