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Iowa Wesleyan head football coach Michael Richtman steps down

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Iowa Wesleyan Tigers head coach Michael Richtman has stepped down. No interim head coach is needed, as the school will allow Richtman to finish out the season.

The announcement came after an 0-8 start to the season. Three of the losses were at home, while five of the losses were on the road.

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“It’s just time for me to move on,” Richtman said, according to The Hawk Eye. “We as a coaching staff have done a lot to grow the roster from the mid-40s when we started to the mid-70s now. We’ve been a big part of the growth in enrollment at the university, but the results on the scoreboard are not where I want them to be, so I think it’s just time for me to move [out] and let someone else have a chance.”

Richtman’s decision comes following a 61-8 loss to the College of Saint Scholastica Saints in Duluth, Minnesota on Nov. 2nd.

The Tigers have two regular season games left. This Saturday, the team plays Greenville University Panthers on Nov. 9 at 1 pm CST in Greenville, Illinois.

The team’s season finale will come against University of Northwestern – St. Paul Eagles on Nov. 16. This will be Senior Day and the final time that the football team steps onto the field for the season in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

“We would like to thank Coach Richtman for his service to Iowa Wesleyan University, specifically for his contributions to the football program. We wish him well in his future endeavors,” Director of Athletics Derek Zander said. “Overall, it is an exciting time in the life of the University and we will begin the search process for the next head football coach immediately.”

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