HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama A&M has hired Connell Maynor as football coach.

Maynor spent the past four seasons as Hampton's head coach, leading the Pirates to a 20-25 record.

Before that, he led Winston-Salem State University to a 45-6 record and three straight Division II playoff appearances.

The Rams won HBCU national championships in 2011 and 2012. They made it to the national semifinals in 2011 and were runners-up the next season.

A former Arena Football League offensive coordinator, he spent 10 seasons at Fayetteville State.

Alabama A&M announced on Nov. 19 that former coach James Spady wouldn't return next season.

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