McCarthy will not return as Lawrence Vikings football coach in 2020

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Lawrence Vikings have announced that Rob McCarthy will not return as the team’s head football coach in 2020. He will finish his five-year at the helm of the program at the end of the season.

He was named the program’s head coach in January 2015. McCarthy is 9-39 as the school’s head coach.

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His best season came during the 2016 season when he guided the team to a 3-7 record. In the other four seasons, his teams could not muster more than two wins in a season.

“We believe we will find the right person to lead the football program into contention in the Midwest Conference,” Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray said. “Football has an exceptional history at Lawrence University and has given our student-athletes lasting experiences and memories, along with providing our fans great thrills over the past century of competition. It is our goal for the program to be highly competitive in the conference again.”

The school has launched a national search to find a replacement for McCarthy. Abaray expects to name a successor in the next month.

Football is the oldest program at the school dating back to 1893.

The team is 1-7 on the season. They conclude their season on Saturday against Ripon Red Hawks.

“We want to thank Rob for his years of service to and support of our student-athletes,” Abaray said.

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