Olabaniji Abanishe was named head football coach at Lincoln University yesterday, becoming the school's first football coach since 1960.
After a 47-year absence, the Lions will revive their football program this season with intra-squad scrimmages and practices. Lincoln, located in Chester County, is scheduled to play its first game in 2008 as an NCAA Division II team.
Abanishe spent the last four seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Langston University (Okla.), his alma mater. Under his leadership, the NAIA school averaged 38.5 points and 388 yards per game in 2006.