The head coaching job at North Carolina Central University appears to be among the hottest among all HBCU football vacancies. Multiple outlets are reporting that Winston-Salem State University’s Connell Maynor and Southern University’s Dawson Odums are among a group of four finalists, with the new head coach expected to be named by next week.

The Winston-Salem Journal yesterday reported on Maynor’s candidacy, shortly after sources confirmed that Maynor had a telephone interview and possible on-campus interview earlier this week.

Maynor, 44, is no stranger when it comes to interviewing for vacant Division I head-coaching jobs. He has interviewed for jobs every offseason since he arrived at WSSU in 2010.

Maynor has guided the Rams to a 45-6 record over four seasons, a winning percentage of .882, and the best in WSSU history. Maynor’s 45 wins are fourth best in school history trailing Kermit Blount (91), Bill Hayes (89) and Tank Conrad (81).

Odums, a NCCU graduate and architect of Southern’s 2013 SWAC championship win last weekend, has been long rumored for the position since former coach Henry Frazier III was fired in August. Odums just completed his first season as the Jaguars’ permanent head coach, but has two Bayou Classic victories and multiple wins against rival Jackson State to complement his conference championship.

Odums coached or coordinated defenses at Bethune-Cookman and North Carolina A&T prior to his arrival in Baton Rouge.

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