NEWS-STAR NEWS SERVICE REPORTS, LA
Grambling State introduced Lin Dawson as its next director of athletics .
While at North Carolina Central program, Broadway eventually won two Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles in 2005-06 as well as the ’06 Sheridan Broadcasting Network black college national championship, the school’s first since the poll began 33 years ago.
NCCU had managed just two winning seasons in the previous eight before Dawson brought Broadway on board — and hadn’t won a CIAA crown since 1980.
Dawson and Broadway also share deep North Carolina roots: Prior to working at North Carolina Central, Dawson was an associate AD at North Carolina State in Raleigh from 1994-1999.
A starting tight end at North Carolina State from 1977-80, Dawson later played for 10 seasons with the NFL’s New England Patriots beginning in 1981.