Broderick Fobbs enters his fourth season as the head coach at Grambling State University with a wealth of experience as a coach and he understands the demands the student-athletes have on and off the field.
In 2016, Fobbs led the Tigers to an overall record of 12-1, ending the season as SWAC Champions, Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Champions and HBCU National Champions. After repeating as SWAC Western Division champions, winning the 2016 SWAC championship game and defeating North Carolina Central University 10-9 in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, the Tigers are out to remain one of the top teams in all of FCS football.
Following a narrow 10-point loss (31-21) to FBS opponent Arizona, Grambling finished the 2016 season on an 11-game winning streak, earning the program’s 25th SWAC title (the first since 2011) and 15th HBCU Football National title-its first since 2008. The Tigers finished the 2016 season ranked 15th in the final FCS Coaches Poll and 16th in the final FCS STATS poll.
In just his first three years as a head coach, Fobbs has not only captured three SWAC Coach of the Year awards, but has led the Tigers to a 25-2 regular-season conference record-including back-to-back undefeated conference regular seasons (18-0).
At the end of the season, fourteen Tigers earned all-conference honors, including Devante Kincade being named Offensive Player of the Year and Donovan McCray being named Defensive Player of the Year.
In addition to being named SWAC Coach of the Year in 2016, Fobbs was also named the Sheridan Broadcasting Network Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, HERO Sports FCS Football Coach of the Year, BOXTOROW Co-Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the FCS Eddie Robinson Award.
Fobbs was a standout, multisport student-athlete at Carroll High School in Monroe, LA. There, he was a team captain and earned all-state honors in football in 1990 and 1991 and all-region in baseball in 1990. Fobbs was also a state qualifier in the open 200m dash in 1991. He played in the state baseball and football all-star games before earning a scholarship to Grambling State University as a running back.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Grambling in 1997. A native of Monroe, LA, Fobbs attended Carroll Jr. High, Clara Hall Elementary and Little Flower Academy. Broderick is the son of Lee and Sheila Fobbs. He also has three siblings, Lashawn Doyle, Jamaal Fobbs and Chelsea Fobbs.
Fobbs is married to the former Kimbia Jones, and the couple has two children, Kyndal and Rylee.