Rich Ellerson has been let go at Army
- by Zach Barnett 8 months ago
Rich Ellerson will not return as Army's head coach, according to multiple outlets.
Army concluded its season with a 34-7 loss to Navy, its fifth straight to close the season, and his fifth loss in as many tries against Navy.
Taking over for Stan Brock, who posted back-to-back 3-9 records in his only seasons as Army's head coach, Ellerson showed immediate improvement at West Point, jumping to 5-7 in his debut season of 2009 and a 7-6 campaign with a win over SMU in the Armed Forces Bowl in 2010. It was Army's first bowl appearance since the 1996 Independence Bowl and first bowl win since beating Illinois in the 1985 Peach Bowl. But Ellerson never built on that success, going just 8-28 in his final three seasons.
Before arriving in West Point, Ellerson went 56-34 in eight seasons at Cal Poly. He led the Mustangs to three Great West championships and two trips to the FCS playoffs, including a berth in the FCS quarterfinals in 2005.
With the move, Army will become the 13th FBS school to change head coaches this season. The Black Knights join Arkansas State, Bowling Green and Texas as the only schools with vacant head coaching positions.
As always, we'll have more updates as they become available.