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Murray State Head Football Coach Removed

Murray State Athletics

  Murray State University’s head football coach has been reassigned to another position in the university athletics department after Saturday’s loss to Southeast Missouri State University.


Murray State Athletics Director Kevin Saal in a statement said head football coach Mitch Stewart has been “reassigned” to a new position in the department and won’t be head football coach next year. Saal said the department is conducting a national search with no announced timeline to find a new head coach. Mitch Stewart in a statement said he thanks his players for their work put into the program.


Stewart has spent 10 years as Murray State and five years as the university's head football coach. Stewart won 18 games out of 55 games total during his tenure. The Racers football team finished this season 3-8.


This story has been changed to reflect Stewart was explictly "reassigned" to a new position within the athletic department. This story previously stated Stewart was "demoted".


"Liam Niemeyer is a reporter for the Ohio Valley Resource covering agriculture and infrastructure in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia and also serves Assistant News Director at WKMS. He has reported for public radio stations across the country from Appalachia to Alaska, most recently as a reporter for WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio. He is a recent alumnus of Ohio University and enjoys playing tenor saxophone in various jazz groups."
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