Grambling fires Volleyball Coach Chelsey Lucas

If i could sum up the Chelsey Lucas era in four words, they would be ” Grand Opening, Grand Closing.” After being hired in February, Lucas was shown the door , as it was announced via a statement from University President Rick Gallot and VP for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dt. Travyvean Scott on Tuesday.

From Grambling State Athletic Communications:

“The Grambling State University Athletics Department announced on Tuesday the termination of head volleyball coach Chelsey Lucas. The announcement was made by President Rick Gallot and Dr. Trayvean Scott, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. 

The decision was made due to the determination of an internal investigation within the volleyball program. ANy additional comments will be held until the conclusion of the investigation.”

“The success of student-athletes and their ability to matriculate at Grambling State University is the top priority, As we move forward in this transition and commence a national search for the next coach, all volleyball student-athletes who received scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year will keep their scholarships and remain on the team. Walk-ons will also continue to hold their roster spot.” 

Dr. Trayvean Scott, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics

“It is the responsibility of this institution to make sure that student-athletes are afforded opportunities in a manner compliant with all regulatory organizations,. That applies to athletics as much as it does to academics.” 

GSU PresidentRick Gallot

The blond-maned coach made national headlines when shortly after assuming command of the volleyball squad she cut the entire volleyball team, which cast her and , but extension, Grambling .

A national search for a new volleyball coach will begin this week.

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