Source tells FootballScoop the University has made the decision to part ways with head coach Brad Lambert.
In six seasons as head coach (who started the program), Lambert won 21 games. In FCS competition their first two seasons the 49ers won 5 games both seasons; but as they transitioned to FBS things got more challenging. The last four seasons the team has won 2, 4, 1 and 4 games respectively. Lambert accepted the opportunity to begin the program in early 2011. He previously had served on Wake Forest’s staff for a decade, the final three seasons as defensive coordinator.
Charlotte (4-7) closes their season at FAU Saturday. One source we spoke with believes he will coach their final game; but that decision was not final at that time. [Update> Charlotte has decided to allow Lambert to coach the final game.]
Lambert’s staff at Charlotte includes Shane Montgomery as offensive coordinator, Glenn Spencer as defensive coordinator, Chip West as co-DC and Chris Scelfo as offensive line coach among others.
Coaches we have spoken with over the past few years believe Charlotte can compete for C-USA championships, they just need to get the right players on campus. Facilities are new, campus looks great, enrollment is large, they just need to get the right ones.
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