Ramunno out at Colorado Mesa

Colorado Mesa University will have a new football coach next fall for the first time in 14 years.

Joe Ramunno resigned, CMU Athletic Director Butch Miller told The Daily Sentinel Friday, just before a press release was issued by the school. Ramunno said he was “let go” in a phone message early Friday morning to The Daily Sentinel.

“Joe’s everything we are about in Division II athletics,” Miller told The Daily Sentinel. “The last couple of years have been hard on everyone and Joe’s the most competitive guy I know. He will be hard to replace.”

Ramunno was the second-longest tenured coach at the institution and broke the school record for career wins. He was 80-77 in his 14 years, won two RMAC titles and his team qualified for the NCAA playoffs three times. The release said a national search will begin immediately for Ramunno’s replacement, with Shawn Marsh, hired last spring as the Mavs’ assistant head coach, stepping in on an interim basis to run the daily operations of the program.



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