More coaching moves have been announced as Morehead State, Tennessee Tech, and Utah Tech have decided to change the current leadership of their respective football programs.
Morehead State will not renew the contract for Rob Tenyer, who had been with the Eagles since 2001 when he began as an assistant. He moved from assistant to the head coaching role in 2013. In 11 seasons, Tenyer went 47-73 overall and 37-49 in the Pioneer Football League including 3 winning seasons in 2015, 2020-21, and 2021. The Eagles finished 2023 with a 4-7 record.
Tennessee Tech has fired Dewayne Alexander after six seasons in charge of the Golden Eagles. Alexander was hired after TTU went 1-10 in 2017 and he finished with the same record in his first season in 2018. In 2019, the team improved drastically to 6-6 and the following offseason, he was given a contract extension through 2024. Since the .500 season, TTU had four straight losing seasons including a 4-7 record in 2023. Alexander went 20-43 overall and 11-29 in conference games with Tennessee Tech.
Paul Peterson is no longer the head coach of Utah Tech and will be moved to a different position within the athletic department. Peterson went 17-32 in his five seasons at the helm but he helped oversee Utah Tech’s transition from Division 2 to FCS football. In the first four seasons as an FCS program, the Trailblazers went 9-29 and will be eligible to make the FCS playoffs starting in 2024. Utah Tech finished 2-9 in 2023 in the first season of the United Athletic Conference.
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