Chad Lunsford out as head coach, GS announces interim

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

Georgia Southern announced the firing of head coach Chad Lunsford following a 1-3 start to the season Sunday.

Lunsford accumulated a record of 28-21 (17-14 SBC) while in Statesboro, including three consecutive bowl appearances.

GS Football released this statement from Athletics Director Jared Benko Sunday night:

“After a thorough review and evaluation of our football program, I have made a decision that a change in leadership is the best interest of our team and University. I want to thank Coach Lunsford for his hard work and the impact he has had on the student-athletes within our program. I wish Chad and his family success in the future.”

Former GS cornerback and current cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley will serve as the interim.