Name: Leslie Frazier
Professions: Head Coach, Minnesota Vikings
Alma Mater: Alcorn State University
Graduation Date: 1982
University Twitter Account: www.twitter.com/alcornstateu
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi
Interesting Facts: In addition to football, Leslie Frazier was a star baseball player while at Alcorn. He is a member of All-Pro Dad, which is a national non-profit that helps men become better fathers.
While at Alcorn State University, Leslie Frazier was a standout sportsman. He played defensive back for the Alcorn State Braves and earned All-Southwestern Athletic Honors his junior and senior year, according to TSPNsports.com. Frazier later parlayed this talent into a short-lived but successful NFL career with the Chicago Bears that resulted in a win at Super Bowl XX.
In January 2011, Frazier was named head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He is the eighth head coach in the franchise’s history and according to BlackAmericaWeb.com, the Alcorn State alum is one of only two graduates of a Historically Black College and University to ever hold the title of head coach of an NFL team.
Prior to the NFL, Frazier coached at the collegiate level for eight seasons, as well as spearheaded the start of Trinity College’s football program in 1988. Over the years, he has coached a number of teams, such as the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the Indianapolis Colts that he helped lead to a Super Bowl XLI win.
With the lockout ended and football back in swing, Frazier is preparing for the 2011 football season and said in a press release that he is excited about Minnesota’s 53-man roster.