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Central Mich. Football Coach Quits

November 10, 1999

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) _ Central Michigan football coach Dick Flynn announced Tuesday that he is resigning effective Nov. 22, two days after the Chippewas’ final game.

``It helps take away a cloud of uncertainty as we prepare for the final two games and it’s in the best interest of the football players and administration so a search can begin immediately for a new coach,″ Flynn said in a statement released by the university.

Flynn led Central to a Mid-American Conference championship in 1994 with a 9-3 record and was selected the league’s coach of the year. But Central had four losing seasons in the next five years, including a 2-7 mark so far this year.

Flynn’s career record is 28-37.

Athletic director Herb Deromedi, who was football coach before Flynn, praised Flynn’s decision.

``There is never a good time for everyone involved,″ Deromedi said. ``However, by Dick’s resigning at this time it gives the administration a window of opportunity to have someone in place before our student-athletes leave for winter break.″

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