Michigan Tech Head Football Coach Tom Kearly announced his retirement yesterday just two days after the Huskies final game of the season.
Kearly just wrapped up his 11th season as the Huskies Head Coach, recording an outstanding overall record of 70-44 during that span. Kearly said he has been considering this decision for quite some time and felt the timing was right following the end of the season.
"I've been very fortunate to have been a college coach for 38 years and over 400 games," Kearly said. "It's a great profession and I'm very honored to have spent that many years doing something that I loved. It is just the right time to see what's out there or do something for myself."
"I want to thank the Michigan Tech administration who have been supportive of our program," Kearly said. "I will always owe a great deal of thanks to (former head coach) Bernie Anderson who brought me to Michigan Tech and allowed Patti and me to raise our family in the Copper Country. I want to thank our football staff who have been tireless workers, good recruiters and loyal assistants who have played a huge role in Michigan Tech becoming a great place to play college football. I also owe a great deal to the student athletes who have played for us at Tech. It has been a privilege to coach the quality student athletes at Michigan Tech. To be around the young men has made it a treat to come to the office every day."
Michigan Tech Athletics will announce more about the future of the football program at 9:30 a.m. this morning.
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