Thursday, October 30, 2008

East Central head coach fired

Bob Forrest
Ada Evening News

Ada — East Central University football coach Kurt Nichols, in the midst of a third straight losing season, was informed Monday by school president Dr. Richard Rafes that he will be replaced at season’s end. This, despite the fact his release is just just two days removed from one of the biggest victories by an ECU team since the 1993 squad won the NAIA national title.

“They’re pulling the plug on me after the last game (Nov. 8 at Southeastern),” Nichols said Wednesday. His winning record is 7-23 since moving from Cisco Junior College in Texas to take over the ECU football program in December of 2005 following the resignation of Tim McCarty. “The president said the athletic director (Brian DeAngelis) and the alumni felt like the program wasn’t going in the right direction — that they didn’t like the product I was putting on the field.”

Go to the Ada Evening News for the rest of the story.

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