By Anthony Caruso III | Publishers
Lehigh Mountain Hawks head football coach Tom Gilmore has stepped down. This decision came following internal discussions within the Athletic Department.
A search has begun immediately to find their new head coach.
“Tom’s decision to step down reflects a true ‘team first’ mindset and a genuine love for Lehigh and Lehigh football,” Lehigh Dean of Athletics Joe Sterrett said. “Although he has a Penn degree, he is a Lehigh guy and he truly wants what is best for our football program and he continues to believe in the future of Lehigh football. I am deeply grateful for the substantial work he and his staff have done in developing a roster full of dedicated and talented football players, who also have performed at unprecedented levels in the classroom. The efforts of Tom and his staff have given the football program a stronger foundation and will provide the next coach with a great opportunity for success.”
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The Mountain Hawks had a 2-9 record in the Patriot League this season. They were 2-4 overall in conference play.
Gilmore was 9-27 as the Lehigh head coach. He did not win more than four games in a season at the school.
He led the team for four seasons.
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“I continue to believe that Lehigh football has a bright future and [I] am confident that the foundation of players currently in the program will achieve success,” Gilmore said. “I am proud of the hard work our staff has done to help build the current foundation. I also recognize the potential value of a new voice for the program. I am committed to do all that I can during the transition period to support Lehigh football, the team members, and my staff.”
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