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Keeler named SHSU's new head coach

Sports Editor

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:01

K.C. Keeler has been named as the new head coach of Sam Houston State University’s football team.

Keeler was most recently the head coach of Delaware University, leading the Fightin’ Blue Hens to a FCS championship in 2003 and two other national championship appearances in 2007 and 2010.

“Not only has he won a national championship but he has returned to the championship game two other times,” Sam Houston Director of Athletics Bobby Williams said. “He has a track record of building a program and then continuing that success.”

Keeler’s hiring comes a day after rumors emerged over a report from Football Scoop that Director of Athletics at Northwest Missouri State, Mel Tjeerdsma, would become the next head coach at SHSU.

The athletic department squashed the rumors and said no decision had been made yet.

Williams said Wednesday afternoon that he wanted to make a decision soon on a coach to give him time to go out to these last two recruiting weekends before National Signing Day Feb 5.

“My wife and I are headed to Huntsville and are ready to hit the ground running with recruiting,” Keeler said.

Keeler becomes the 15th head football coach in SHSU’s history.

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