Posted: Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
Nov. 19, 2013
Saint Vincent College announced today that it has opened a search for a new coach to lead its football program, which was resurrected in 2006 after a 45-year hiatus.
Head football coach Bob Colbert will not return for the 2014 season.
“We are grateful to Bob for his work to re-establish football as an NCAA varsity sport at Saint Vincent,” said Br. Norman Hipps, O.S.B., president of Saint Vincent College.
The Bearcats, winless in 2012 and 2013, compete in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in NCAA Division III. After the College suspended varsity football in 1962, Colbert had led the re-formation of the program, fielding his first team in 2007. After winning just one game in the program’s first three seasons following the re-birth of football at Saint Vincent, the 2010 team finished 3-7.
In 2011, Colbert was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Bearcats to a 6-5 overall mark and their first postseason appearance since 1949. SVC finished the regular season with a 6-4 mark and 5-3 in the PAC to finish tied for second in the league.
“Bob is a fine man who has run our program with integrity,” Hipps said. “We hope to find someone to carry on our program who will set the same standard of honorable coaching practices Bob has always demonstrated.”
Saint Vincent athletic director Fr. Myron Kirsch, O.S.B., said the search process has begun and will proceed in a timely manner, with a hire expected in early January 2014. For more information, visit the Human Resources section of the Saint Vincent College website.
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