Former college coach, NFL defensive back Howard Feggins named Warren Central’s new football coach

Howard Feggins

Howard Feggins

Warren Central is looking to the college ranks for its next football coach.

Howard Feggins, most recently the offensive coordinator at Norfolk State University, has been hired as the Dragons’ new coach, the school announced Thursday.

Feggins replaces Mike Rogers, who resigned in February to take over at Paducah Tilghman. The Dragons went 46-17 in five seasons under Rogers.

Warren Central finished 6-6 last season, losing in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs at Graves County. The program went 11-2 in 2011 and 2012, falling in the postseason both seasons to eventual state champion Bowling Green.

Feggins, a former defensive back at the University of North Carolina and in the NFL with the New York Giants and New England Patriots, was on the Norfolk State staff from 2010 until 2013, after which he wasn’t retained.

He also served as wide receivers coach with NSU in addition to his offensive coordinator duties.

Before that, he was an offensive assistant at South Carolina State, Eastern Michigan, Northwestern, Miami (Ohio) and Wingate.

Feggins graduated from North Carolina in 1987. He totaled 169 career tackles in the Tar Heels secondary at cornerback and safety.

Feggins’ son, Jensen, was a junior receiver at Highlands last season.

The 6-foot-2-inch wideout made 51 catches for 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2013. He’s had interest from a number of programs, including Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky, according to Rivals.

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