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Troy fires Chip Lindsey after two-plus seasons

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Troy Trojans have fired head coach Chip Lindsey on Sunday. He led the program for two-plus seasons before his departure.

The 47-year-old was in his first head coaching opportunity with the Trojans. He was 15-19 during his tenure at the school.

“I appreciate Coach Lindsey’s hard work over these last three years,” Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. “However, after significant review, a change in leadership is needed. I met with Coach Lindsey this afternoon and informed him that we would be making a change effective immediately. Our expectation for our football program is to compete for championships, and that resolve has not waivered. A full national search will begin immediately for the next head coach of our storied program.” 

Lindsey had three seasons, where he guided the team to five wins. However, all three five-win seasons were losing campaigns, at least for now.

Defensive coordinator Brandon Hall has been promoted to interim head coach. Hall will guide the team against the Georgia State Panthers during Thanksgiving weekend for a chance to guide the team to a Bowl game.

“Ultimately, we fell short of our goal of producing a championship-winning team,” Lindsey said. “I am grateful to the administration at Troy for giving me this opportunity to serve as head coach. Thank you to our players for giving their all, day in and day out. I am proud to have been your coach, and I am grateful for the relationships we forged that will last a lifetime. Finally, I would like to thank my family for their unwavering love and support.”

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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