By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to FootballScoop, Murray State Racers head football coach Mitch Stewart has been reassigned. He will no longer be the school’s football coach.
He has been assigned to a role in the Athletic Department. He will serve as the Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.
The school has not indicated this, but one has to believe that a national search has begun to find his replacement. It is not clear at this time if the school will use a consulting firm to find their next head coach, or they will have an in-house search committee.
Stewart served as the Racers head coach for five seasons. He guided the program to a 4-8 record in his final season, including a 2-6 record in conference play.
Three of the four wins came at home, as the program went 3-3 at home. The team; however, went just 1-5 on the road.
The Racers began the season with a 59-20 win over the Pikeville Bears. The team then went on a two-game losing streak.
Then No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Racers 63-17. The following week, the Toledo Rockets shut out Murray State 45-0.
The team defeated the Morehead State Eagles with a 59-7 win. The following week, the team then lost to the UT-Martin Skyhawks.
The Racers won back-to-back games beginning on Oct. 5 when they defeated the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 24-17. The team also defeated the Tennessee State Tigers, 31-17.
Murray State ended the season on a five-game losing streak.
Stewart was 19-37 during his five-year tenure at the school. He did not win more than five games in a season, as his best record was a 5-6 mark in 2018.