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Frazier fired as head football coach at NCCU

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Henry Frazier III has been terminated as head football coach of North Carolina Central University. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Henry Frazier III has been terminated as head football coach of North Carolina Central University. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
DURHAM, N.C. -

North Carolina Central University announced Thursday Henry Frazier III has been fired as head football coach.

Frazier was suspended late Tuesday after being charged with violating a domestic violence protective order at the Cary residence of his ex-wife, Lanier Turner-Frazier. He was later released on a $5,000 bond.

Assistant head football coach Dwayne Foster will serve as interim head football coach. Foster was hired by NCCU in 2011 as assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and offensive line coach.

The university said the recent person issues of Frazier caused the school to shift its focus away from the priorities of its student-athletes.

"As we work through this transition, we will concentrate on the four goals of our athletics department: academic success, competitive success, institutional control and student-athlete well-being," said Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree, NCCU Athletics Director.

"I have full confidence in Coach Foster and his abilities to successfully serve as an effective and knowledgeable leader for our students and our football program," said Wicker-McCree.

Frazier was named head coach of the Eagles in 2010.

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