Campus News

WPU football coach resigns following 0-10 season

BY DAN POPOLOSKI —

Jerry Flora, head coach of the William Paterson University football team, has resigned.

The university announced the news on Tuesday, which comes on the heels of a difficult 0-10 season. Flora will remain at WPU, joining the Recreational Services Department where he’ll oversee parts of club and intramural sports, as well as other programs.

“We appreciate Jerry’s commitment and dedication to our students during his 16 years with the William Paterson University football program, including the past 10 years as head coach, and look forward to the contributions he will make in his new role,” Miki Cammarata, vice president for Student Development, said in a press release.

Flora became head coach of the program in the 2008 season, leading the team to a 4-6 record; his record didn’t improve significantly over the next 10 years and he finished with a 33-67 career mark. No team put together a winning season with Flora leading them.

Flora oversaw some of the best players in the program’s history, including quarterback Ryan Gresik who broke nearly every passing record at the school from 2009-2013.

Defensive coordinator Shaun Williams was named interim head coach, while the university proceeds with a “nationwide search” for Flora’s replacement.

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