Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick introduced a new head coach of the Bison during a press conference on campus. The decision comes after an extensive head coaching search.
Mike London takes over Howard football and he vows to revive the program, The Washington Post reports.
“After an extensive national search, we are especially excited to welcome Mike London to Howard University,” Frederick said in a statement Monday morning. “He joins our football program at an incredible time, and we look forward to seeing him build on the existent foundation that makes Howard University a great institution. The board of trustees and I believe he brings outstanding leadership and experience and is sure to be a tremendous resource to the entire Howard University community.”
Howard Athletics Director Kery Davis said that he believes London will be a strong leader and mentor for Howard student-athletes, adding:
“He is a widely-respected coach with a resume full of achievements at the highest levels of college football and combines a drive to win with great integrity. We look forward to the future of Howard University football under his direction.”
The Howard community seems to be in favor of the decision, as Howard alumni, fans, and supporters took to social media to congratulate London on his new position.
“I would like to thank President Frederick and Kery Davis for their confidence and belief in me,” London said. “I am humbled that we have a shared commitment to take this university and this football program to greater heights. Some of the best football talent in the country is right here in the Washington metropolitan area, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with the young men in the Howard football program and build on the strong heritage already in place.”