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Bethune-Cookman names Jenkins new head football coach

Dayton Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Bethune-Cookman named former Rutgers assistant Brian Jenkins the university's new head football coach on Monday, replacing Alvin Wyatt.

Wyatt was dismissed on November 23, two days after the Wildcats wrapped up 5-6 campaign. He left as the program's all-time winningest coach with a 90-54 record during his 13 seasons at the helm.

The 38-year-old Jenkins joins Bethune-Cookman after a one-year stint as Rutgers' wide receivers coach.

"It is an honor to be selected at such a prestigious university as Bethune- Cookman University," Jenkins said. "I am excited about it and looking forward to getting started. I am ready to go to work and have the opportunity to work with the student-athletes in the football program."

Prior to joining the Scarlet Knights, the Ft. Lauderdale native served as running backs coach and special team's coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette for seven seasons from 2002-2008.

Jenkins began his coaching career at Western Kentucky in 1994, and has also coached at Eastern Illinois, Bowling Green and for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the defunct NFL Europe.

12/21 15:13:56 ET