Dr. Kevin Granger Receives A Five-Year Contract Extension From Texas Southern University (2024)

Granger has been a member of the Texas Southern University athletic department from a player to an administrator for 31 years.

Kyle T. Mosley

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HOUSTON - Dr. Kevin Granger, vice president of intercollegiate athletics at Texas Southern University, has received a five-year contract extension from the Texas Southern University Board of Regents.

"It feels great," Dr. Granger said to HBCU Legends. "I'm thankful to our Board of Regents and President Crawford for the confidence shown in the work that we are doing. I'm excited about the opportunity to push Texas Southern University Athletics Department forward and see our students-athletes, coaches, and staff to continue to do great things."

Dr. Granger has been associated with the university for 31 years, serving as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator.

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Under Dr. Granger's watch, the department has continued to maintain its high standards academically in the Academic Performance Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) categories with record scores during his tenure. For the second time in three years, TSU has won the SWAC's Academic Success Award which is an award decided upon each member institution's collective ranking in the categories of highest four-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) average, highest single year APR average, and highest Graduate Success Rate (GSR).

On the playing fields, TSU made history this past semester by capturing the 2023-24 Southwestern Athletic Conference C.D. Henry Award, which is presented to the top men's program in the SWAC. This also marked the second time TSU has been presented with the award since its inception in 1969.

As TSU's Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, Granger has had the opportunity to witness success firsthand as the men's track and field program completed the SWAC trifecta with championships in cross county, indoor and outdoor seasons this past year. The TSU baseball team won its first SWAC Western Division title since 2018 this spring while the men's basketball program wrapped up its seventh straight season with a postseason tournament appearance.

Also under Dr. Granger's watch, the men's basketball team has won three consecutive SWAC Basketball Tournament Championships and a pair of NCAA First Four wins along with back-to-back SWAC Women's Golf Titles in 2022 and 2023. TSU has also won SWAC Championships in men's golf (2022) and men's cross country (2019) as both programs participated in the NCAA Regionals.

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Several years ago, the famed TSU Ocean Of Soul Marching Band, TSU Cheerleaders and Dance Team (Tiger Sensations) were placed under the watch of Dr. Granger and the Department of Athletics. Since the transition, all programs have flourished as the band has made several nationally televised appearances across the country while TSU Cheer made history as the first HBCU to win a national title in 2023 while the Tiger Sensations earned a bronze bid to the National Dance Alliance (NDA) College Nationals in 2024.

Dr. Granger has also played a major role in upgrading the athletic department's facilities as Durley Stadium (new turf) and the H&PE Arena (Jumbotron) has received major enhancements in addition to the new Athletic Strength and Conditioning Facility which is the first on-campus athletic venue to be constructed at TSU since the 1980s.

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In the spring of 2024, TSU unveiled its state-of-the-art golf simulator room inside the H&PE Arena which allows the TSU golf teams to practice year-round despite weather conditions. Also in the works are new baseball and softball facilities courtesy of the team's partnership with the Houston Astros.

Promoting Texas Southern to the local community has been another area Dr. Granger has made strides in as the department hosted its inaugural community fan fest in August of 2023. He has also revamped the department's fundraising initiatives with the implementation of the AD's Legends Club in addition to securing and renewing additional corporate partnerships with area businesses.

A Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Hall of Famer, Dr. Granger holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Texas Southern (2000) as well as a Master's degree in Health Education (2014). He received a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Curriculum and Instruction from TSU in May of 2022.

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I am Kyle T. Mosley, the Founder, Managing Editor, and Chief Reporter for the HBCU Legends, Saints News Network, and Pelicans Scoop on FanNation a Sports Illustrated team channel since October 2019.Morehouse Alum, McDonogh #35 Roneagles (NOLA), Drum Major of the Tenacious Four. My Father, Mother, Grandmother, Aunts and Uncles were HBCU graduates!Host of "Blow the Whistle" HBCU Legends, "The Quad" with Coach Steward, and "Bayou Blitz" Podcasts.Radio/Media Appearances: WWL AM/FM Radio in New Orleans (Mike Detillier/Bobby Hebert), KCOH AM 1230 in Houston (Ralph Cooper), WBOK AM in New Orleans (Reggie Flood/Ro Brown), and 103.7FM "The Game" (Jordy Hultberg/Clint Domingue),College Kickoff Unlimited (Emory Hunt), Jeff Lightsly Show, and Offscript TV on YouTube.Television Appearance:Fox26 in Houston on The Isiah Carey Factor, College Kickoff Unlimited (Emory Hunt).My Notable Interviews:Byron Allen (Media Mogul), Deion Sanders (Jackson State University, Head Coach), Tomekia Reed (Jackson State Lady Tigers Basketball Coach), Taylor Rooks (NBA Reporter), Swin Cash (VP of Basketball - New Orlean Pelicans), Demario and Tamala Davis (NFL Player), Jerry Rice (Hall of Famer), Doug Williams (HBCU & NFL Legend), Emmitt Smith (Hall of Famer), James "Shack" Harris (HBCU & NFL Legend), Cris Carter (Hall of Famer), Solomon Wilcots (SiriusXM NFL Host), Steve Wyche (NFL Network), Jim Trotter (NFL Network), Travis Williams (Founder of HBCU All-Stars, LLC), Malcolm Jenkins (NFL Player), Cam Jordan (NFL), Demario Davis (NFL), Allan Houston (NBA All-Star), Drew Brees (Former NFL QB), Deuce McAllister (Former NFL RB), Willie Roaf (NFL Hall of Fame), Jim Everett (Former NFL Player), Quinn Early (Former NFL Player), Dr. Reef (NFL Players' Trainer Specialist), Nataria Holloway (VP of the NFL).I am building a new team of journalists, podcasters, videographers, and interns. For media requests, interviews, or interest in joining HBCU Legends, please contact me at kmosley@hbcusi.com.Follow me:

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