Army Hires New Football Coach

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday, December 26, 2008. (AP) -- West Point officials say Cal Poly's Rich Ellerson will become Army's football coach.

Ellerson's appointment to replace the fired Stan Brock was announced Friday on the U.S. Military Academy Web site.

Cal Poly made it to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs four times under Ellerson and was ranked as high as No. 3 this season. Ellerson was 56-34 in eight years at Cal Poly after being defensive coordinator at Arizona from 1997 to 2000. He began his college coaching career nearly 30 years ago.

Brock was fired just days after the Black Knights completed their season with a 34-0 loss to archrival Navy. He compiled a 6-18 record in two years as coach.

Army hasn't had a winning record since 1996.

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