Doc Gamble relieved of duties as UAPB head football coach


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has parted ways with head football coach Doc Gamble, UAPB Director of Athletics Chris Robinson announced Thursday.

“We appreciate everything that Doc Gamble did for the program and we wish him the best with his future endeavors, said Robinson.”

Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receiver coach Don Treadwell will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the season.

Treadwell brings more than 30 years of college coaching experience to the Golden Lions program, all on offense. His affiliated teams have made four playoff appearances at the FCS level, played in 10 FBS bowl games, and won an FCS National Championship at Michigan St.

The championship led Treadwell back to his alma mater, Miami, Ohio, where he served as head coach (2011-13). He then moved to Kent State as running backs coach (2014), and later transitioned to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach (2015-17).

Treadwell has also served as offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach at Ball State (2003), and later at Cincinnati (2004-06). Treadwell also was selected for the NFL’s Minority Fellowship Program with the San Francisco 49ers (1989, 1990).

“We will strive to continue to develop our current student-athletes and further enhance our program, pushing us into contention for SWAC titles,” said Robinson.