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Morehead State fires longtime coach Ballard

Morehead, KY (Sports Network) - Morehead State football coach Matt Ballard's contract will not be renewed by the university after 19 seasons, athletic director Brian Hutchinson said Tuesday.

Morehead State posted a 102-105 record under Ballard. The Eagles were 4-7 overall and 3-5 in the Pioneer Football League this season.

Ballard was an assistant with Morehead State from 1984-87 and had been its head coach since 1994.

"It is very important to me that we express our gratitude for Coach Ballard's efforts on behalf of our program for over two decades," Hutchinson said. "He inherited a program that was in shambles, and had an opportunity to coach and lead several hundred young men over the years. I am grateful to him for his dedicated service to our university."

However, Hutchinson added, "We have not made continual progress on the football field. The program is not performing up to the expectations we have for it. Over the years, we have identified obstacles to our success and have been diligent in addressing them. The results have been consistent for a few seasons now, and it is time to change leadership."

Morehead State, whose other sports play in the Ohio Valley Conference, will begin a national search for Ballard's replacement immediately.

11/20 12:17:26 ET

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