Associated Press , Published November 13 2012
Augustana fires head football coach, offensive coordinatorSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana College has fired head football coach Mike Aldrich.
The college announced in a news release Tuesday that Aldrich and offensive coordinator Steve Olinger have been let go.
Aldrich did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.
In a statement, Augustana athletic director Bill Gross said the search for a new head coach would begin immediately.
The Vikings finished 5-6 this season. They lost their final three home games of the year, one to city rival University of Sioux Falls.
Aldrich was Augustana's head coach for three seasons, compiling a record of 22-13. He led the Vikings to their best season in school history in his debut season. They went 11-2 and made the NCAA Division II playoffs, losing to eventual national champion Minnesota Duluth.
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