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Prairie View turns to Northern as next football coach

Prairie View, TX (Sports Network) - Heishma Northern was named the next head football coach at Prairie View A&M after Henry Frazier III stepped down from the position on Monday.

For the past six seasons, Northern served as defensive coordinator under Frazier, who went 43-30 during his seven-year tenure with the Panthers and was the 2009 Eddie Robinson Award recipient as the top coach of the FCS.

"I'm happy for the opportunity to become head coach at Prairie View A&M University," said Northern. "Being a head coach on the collegiate level was one of the goals I've set since entering the coaching profession and I plan to go above and beyond while carrying out my goal. I also want to thank coach Frazier for allowing me to work alongside him for six years as he was more than just a head coach."

Northern was also defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach, running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Grambling State prior to arriving at Prairie View.

12/14 02:51:29 ET