Winston-Salem hires Maynor as football coach

Dec 15, 2009 - 8:53 PM WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.(AP) -- Connell Maynor has been hired to coach Winston-Salem State, taking over the program where he was an all-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association quarterback.

Maynor was hired Tuesday after coaching quarterbacks and coordinating the offense at CIAA champion Fayetteville State. He replaces Kermit Blount, who stepped down last month after 17 seasons.

Maynor played at Winston-Salem and North Carolina A&T for incoming Winston-Salem athletic director Bill Hayes, and was an all-CIAA player as a freshman in 1987 before transferring and becoming an all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player for A&T in 1990-91. Hayes called the hiring a homecoming for "one of its own family members."

Winston-Salem State is returning to Division II next season after financial problems ended its attempted move to Division I.

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