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UMass fires head coach Charley Molnar
UMass has fired head coach Charley Molnar after two seasons as head coach of the Minutemen, the school announced Thursday.
The university will owe Molnar the $836,000 for the remaining three years on his original contract.
“We want to thank Charley Molnar for his service and the extraordinary time and energy he devoted to coaching the Minutemen as we entered competition in the Football Bowl Subdivision,” athletic director John McCutcheon said in a statement. “It has become clear, however, that we must improve our performance in several areas and move in a new direction to ensure success in the FBS.
“Going forward, we must build a strong foundation to win on the field and stimulate enthusiasm and support for the program throughout the university community.”
Molnar came to UMass after spending 2010 and 2011 as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame.
His old job is currently open as Chuck Martin, who replaced Molnar in 2012, became head coach at Miami (Ohio) earlier this month.