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Clark Atlanta fires coaching legend Willie Slater

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to FootballScoop, the Clark Atlanta Panthers have fired head coach Willie Slater. No interim head coach has been named at this time.

The new head coach will lead the team on Saturday at Allen University in a game at Westwood High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Clark Atlanta is presently 0-5.

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An interim head coach may be named either Tuesday or Wednesday as the team ramps up preparations for their upcoming game. The most likely candidates to replace Slater is their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Richard Moncrief or their defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Charles Huff. 

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Slater, the former Tuskegee Golden Tigers head coach, has gone 126-59 as a head coach. With the Panthers, he was 3-12 in parts of two seasons.

With Tuskegee, he was 123-47 from 2006 through 2021. He also went 3-4 in the Division II playoffs.

Slater also guided the Golden Tigers to a 3-1 record in Bowl games. The team also won five Black College National Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, and 2016.

Clark Atlanta has just two home games in the final weeks of the season. Their homecoming game will be on October 21st against Central State University at 2 p.m. 

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Then, on Saturday, November 4th, they will close out their season with a Senior Night contest against Morehouse College in the Battle of The AUC. 

Clark Atlanta also has road contests against Shorter University (Georgia) and Tuskegee University. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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