Monday, November 15, 2010

Angelo State Head Coach Dale Carr let go

Already heard some interesting (but unsubstantiated) rumors about a possible replacement....

ASU football coach Carr let go - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
Angelo State University head football coach Dale Carr took the Rams to the playoffs in 2005 and was named co-Lone Star Conference South Division Coach of the Year in 2009.

As of Saturday night, however, he is no longer the head coach at ASU. Carr and his staff were let go following the Rams’ 49-35 victory against Central Oklahoma in their season finale.

ASU Athletic Director Kathleen Brasfield confirmed at Monday’s Athletic Foundation luncheon that the contracts of Carr and his assistant coaches were not renewed.

Carr compiled a 28-36 record in six seasons at ASU. He took the Rams to the NCAA playoffs with a 9-3 record in his first year. However, the team failed to win more than three games in each of the next three seasons.

Last year, the Rams posted six victories and Carr was honored by the conference for the team’s first winning season since 2005. ASU went into this season with high expectations but needed wins in its final two games just to finish 5-5.

ASU Begins Search for New Football Coach - Angelo State Sports Information

Angelo State University Athletics Director Kathleen Brasfield announced Monday (Nov. 15) that the contracts for Coach Dale Carr and his coaching staff will not be renewed for next season.

“It is time to move in a different direction with our football program,” Brasfield said. “The search for a new head coach will begin immediately. Our goal is to fill the position as early as possible in December.”

In six seasons as ASU head coach, Carr had a record of 28-36.

Brasfield said the ASU Athletics Department will contract with Champions Search Firm of Jacksonville, Texas, to develop a list of qualified prospects for the head coaching vacancy.

“We are seeking a coach with proven leadership skills and a record of success for student athletes, both on the field and in the classroom,” Brasfield said. “We are committed to fielding a Rams football team that can compete with the top teams in the Lone Star Conference, one of the strongest football leagues in NCAA Division II.”

The Dale Carr era began with the 2005 season when the Rams went 9-3 overall and finished second in the LSC with a 7-2 record. The Rams qualified for the NCAA D-II Playoffs that season, losing 45-14 in the first round to eventual national runner-up Northwest Missouri State.

The 2005 season proved to be Carr’s best. In 2006 the Rams posted a 3-7 record, followed by a 2-8 record in 2007 and a 3-8 record in 2008. Last year the Rams went 6-5, and Carr was named the LSC South Co-Coach of the Year. In his final ASU season Carr led the team to a 5-5 record.

His coaching staff included Scott Clough, assistant head coach/offensive coordinator; Matt Fryar, defensive coordinator/defensive backs; Russell Gaskamp, assistant coach/offensive line; and Nathan Larned, assistant coach/defensive line.

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