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Lock Haven parts ways with John Kelling

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Lock Haven Bald Eagles are in need of a new head football coach. The school has announced that they have parted ways with head coach John Kelling. 

He was relieved of his duties on Thursday. The team did not play during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic season. 

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Besides Kelling’s departure, the school also announced that assistant coach Chris Sprague will not return. 

Kelling coached the team for the first time in August. 

The team struggles this season. Lock Haven went 1-10. Their lone win came over the Lincoln (Pa.) Lions on Sept. 4. .

The Bald Eagles ended the season on a 10-game losing streak. 

Before the school hired Kelling, Lock Haven had three straight 2-9 seasons. 

He worked for Frostburg State before coaching the Bald Eagles. Kelling was the school’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. 

After winning 20-0 to beat the Lions, the team was dominated by many teams. They were outscored 489-127 during their 10-game losing streak. 

Three of the losses were to ranked team. They were defeated by No. 6 Slippery Rock, No. 16 Shepherd, and No. 25 Kutztown. 

The worst loss was a 59-0 loss to California (Pa.) Vulcans. 

A national search has begun to find Kelling’s replacement. The school will hire an interim head coach from a member of its available coaches to oversee the day to day operations of the team before a new leader is named.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
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 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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