Matt Entz has decided to leave the North Dakota State Bison football program and join the USC Trojans as the linebacker coach as first reported by InForum. Etnz will remain with NDSU through the FCS Playoffs.
Entz took over the program in 2019 after former NDSU head coach Chris Klieman left for Kansas State and has sustained the incredible success NDSU has seen since 2010 when Craig Bohl began the FCS dynasty. Entz has made the FCS Championship game three times in his five seasons in Fargo with a 2-1 record in those games. It could be a possibly fourth trip in five years if the Bison beat Montana on Saturday in the FCS Playoff semifinal.
Entz has an overall record of 60-10 and 32-7 in MVFC games. He has been on the NDSU staff since 2014 when he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach and was promoted in 2019. Prior to that, he was with MVFC opponents Western Illinois (2013) and Northern Iowa (2010 through 2012). He also spent time at the NCAA Division 2 level with Winona State from 2002 through 2009 and Wayne State from 1999 through 2001.
The departure of Entz opens one of the high-profile coaching positions in the FCS although the historical pattern for NDSU has been to promote from within.
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