Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:34 PM by MTN Sports
OGDEN, Utah - Former University of Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad is back on the sidelines.
Weber State announced Thursday that Pflugrad has been hired as the team's offensive coordinator.
"I'm extremely excited to return to coaching and really appreciate the opportunity presented to me by Coach Sears and athletic director Jerry Bovee to come to Weber State," Pflugrad said. "I've always had respect for Weber State as a university and a football program and I'm looking forward to being a part of this program."
Pflugrad was 18-7 at Montana 2010-11. In 2011, he was named Big Sky Coach of the Year after leading the Griz to an 11-3 record and the conference title. Montana also reached the FCS semifinals that season before losing to national runner-up Sam Houston State.
UM fired Pflugrad and Athletic Director Jim O'Day in March 2012, declining to give a reason. Later, the Department of Justice announced it was investigating the university and campus police, along with local police and prosecutors, over the handling of rape cases, and the Department of Education announced it was investigating a sexual discrimination complaint filed in January against the football program. The university also said the football program has been under investigation by the NCAA.
Pflugrad replaces Timm Rosenbach as Weber State's offensive coordinator. Rosenbach was hired for the position in November, but left almost immediately to join former Griz head coach Bobby Hauck at UNLV.
Wildcats coach Jody Sears also promoted Steve Morton to associate head coach and Eric Lewis to defensive coordinator.