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Dixie State parts ways with head coach Shay McClure

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Dixie State Trailblazers have parted ways with head coach Shay McClure. He did not have his contract renewed.

He was 18-15 in three seasons as the team’s head coach. The team also went 18-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

“After a thorough review of all facets of the football program, including academic performance, student-athlete welfare, and on-field results, I have decided that it is in the best interest of the program to not renew coach McClure’s contract,” Athletic Director Dr. Jason Boothe said.

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After going 11-11 in his first two seasons, McClure guided the team to a 7-4 record in 2018. The team went 5-0 at home and ended the season on a two-game win streak.

They went 7-3 in conference play. All four of their losses have come on the road.

The team began the season with a loss to then-No. 14 Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves, 56-14, on September 1st.

The Trailblazers then won four straight games. They defeated the Fort Lewis Skyhawks, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys, the South Dakota Mines & Technology Hardrockers, and the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets.

Dixie State saw their win streak come to an end against then-No. 2 Grand Valley State Lakers. They won 35-14 at Lubbers Stadium in Allendale, Michigan.

The Trailblazers improved to 5-2 with a win over the Western Colorado Mountaineers. They won 17-10 at Trailblazer Stadium in St. George, Utah.

The team then fell to 5-4 with a two-game losing streak. They were defeated by the Chadron State Eagles and the Colorado Mesa Mavericks.

Dixie State ended the season on a two-game win streak. They defeated then-No. 6 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers, 52-45, on November 3rd. The team then defeated the Adams State Grizzlies, 52-10, on November 10th.

The seven wins were the most in program history at the NCAA level.

“I am very proud of how the team performed on the field this year; however, I am responsible for ensuring that all facets of all programs are meeting the expectations set forth since the conclusion of last season,” Dr. Boothe added. “This was a difficult decision, and I thank Coach McClure for his service to Dixie State University. I will quickly begin the search for our next head coach to ensure continuity and continued momentum for the team.”

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1 Comment on Dixie State parts ways with head coach Shay McClure

  1. Sounds like Dr. Booth needed a scape goat. The AD and his staff have the major responsibilities listed as reasons not to renew a winning coach’s contract.

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