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Seton Hill searching for new football coach

Paul Schofield
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Seton Hill Isaac Collins against Bowie State during a PSAC West football game on Saturday Sept. 02, 2017 at Offutt Field.
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Seton Hill Isaac Collins on the sideline with his team against Bowie State during a PSAC West football game on Saturday Sept. 02, 2017 at Offutt Field.

Isaac Collins couldn’t do for the Seton Hill football program in six years what he did for Widener University in three — win football games.

As a result, Seton Hill has decided to relieve Collins and the rest of his staff Tuesday after a disappointing 1-10 season.

Under Collins, the Griffins’ record was 13-53. His best season was in 2016, when the Griffins went 5-6.

Seton Hill director of communications and media relations Jennifer Reeger issued a statement that read: “‘Seton Hill appreciates the contributions Coach Collins and his staff have made to the university, its football program and student-athletes.”

The university plans to immediately begin a national search for a new coach as part of a commitment to building a competitive football program in the future. It will be the school’s fourth head coach.

Collins’ Widener team captured the 2012 Mid-American Conference title with an 11-1 record and 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference Atlantic South Bowl Championship. He was named 2012 MAC Coach of the Year and was honored by the Maxwell Touchdown Club as Tri State Coach of the Year.

In three years as coach, Widener was 25-8 and reached a No. 8 national ranking, according to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and No. 10 according to D3Football.com.

Collins was unable to find that winning combination in the tougher NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at [email protected] or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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