The University of Delaware on Monday fired football head coach K.C. Keeler.
We appreciate the efforts and accomplishments of Coach Keeler in leading the Blue Hens football program, UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady said on the school's website. The 86 wins and the 2003 National Championship will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of the Blue Hen faithful, and I thank Coach for his commitment to his alma mater.
However, at this important time in UD Athletics, and after thorough evaluation over the past two months, I believe a change of direction is needed in Delaware football. We must reinvigorate our program and reenergize our supporters as we lay the foundation for future success.
In 11 seasons at Delaware, Keeler posted an 86-52 record. He guided the team to three Division I-AA national championship appearances and a title in 2003.
Delaware finished the 2012 season with four consecutive defeats, the program's longest losing streak since the 1967 season.
Keeler's ultimate undoing was the Blue Hens' 12-10 mark over the last two seasons as the team also failed to make the postseason in four of the last five years.