As head coach, Rod Milstead couldn’t assist Delaware State win soccer video games the way in which he did as a participant.
In consequence, the lengthy and troublesome process of turning the Hornets into winners once more will now fall to another person.
Milstead, 53, was dismissed as DSU coach Monday, athletic director Alecia Shields-Gadson mentioned in a faculty announcement.
In his 5 years on the helm, Milstead’s groups went 17-33 total and 7-18 within the Mid-Japanese Athletic Convention.
The transfer got here 9 days after the Hornets accomplished a 5-6 season with a 34-7 loss to Campbell. They fell 37-7 the week earlier than to league rival Morgan State.
It was their tenth straight season beneath .500. DSU was 2-3 in MEAC video games.
Milstead couldn’t be reached for remark.
The group’s 5-6 information the final two years did equal the perfect since additionally going 5-6 in 2013. However Milstead had been employed to revive earlier glory on the Dover campus.
He had been an All-American offensive lineman and four-year starter from 1988 to 1991 on DelState groups that went 38-14 total and 18-6 within the MEAC beneath former coach Invoice Collick. Milstead went on to play 56 video games within the NFL with San Francisco, the place he received a Tremendous Bowl, and Washington by means of 2000.
Milstead had spent simply two seasons teaching school soccer earlier than being employed as DSU head coach. He was offensive line coach at MEAC rival North Carolina Central in 2013 and Delaware State beneath coach Kermit Blount in 2014. He had coached 11 seasons of highschool soccer, together with at head coach at La Plata (Maryland) from 2015-17.
The 2022 Delaware State season was rocked by the sudden sickness and demise of offensive coordinator Bryan Bossard on Oct. 17. The Dover Excessive grad and former College of Delaware participant and assistant coach was 55 and had been identified with pancreatic most cancers in September.
“We thank coach Milstead for his service to our soccer program and the college the previous 5 years and want him properly in his future endeavors,” Shields-Gadson mentioned within the faculty assertion. “The college will quickly start a nationwide seek for a brand new head soccer coach.”
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