Cape Girardeau, MO (Sports Network) - Three years after being named the FCS
coach of the year, Tony Samuel was fired as Southeast Missouri State's head
football coach on Tuesday.
Southeast Missouri finished 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference
this year. It was the Red Hawks' third straight three-win season.
Samuel, who had two years remaining on his contract, was 31-60 in eight seasons
with the Red Hawks.
"After conducting a review of the 2013 season, I felt it was the appropriate
time to make a change in the leadership of our football program," athletic
director Mark Alnutt said. "I want to thank Tony for his eight years of service
at Southeast Missouri State University and wish him the best with his future
The highlight of Samuel's coaching tenure was the 2010 season, when Southeast
Missouri finished 9-3, won the OVC title and qualified for the FCS playoffs.
Samuel was the Eddie Robinson Award recipient.
After the 2010 season, Samuel received a five-year contract extension.
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