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Miami (OH) dismisses Don Treadwell

After compiling an 8-21 record as the head coach of the Miami RedHawks, head coach Don Treadwell has been dismissed.

The RedHawks had lost their last nine straight games dating back to last year, with their last win taking place on October 27th against Ohio (23-20).

In his official statement director of athletics David Sayler noted that the program needed a change, and would be seeking new direction at the top.

“I have decided to make a change in our football leadership now in hopes of seeing improved performance for the rest of the season.”

“Miami University takes the interest of our student-athletes seriously and this decision is the result of the past nine months since I’ve been on the job. Don is a great man, nobody can disagree with that, but I felt a change was needed immediately in the direction of the program. That direction involves making our program relevant again and restoring pride that should accompany being the all-time winningest program in the MAC.”

Sayler noted that offensive coordinator John Klacik has also been relieved of his duties. The RedHawk offense ranked 124th nationally in total offense, and scoring offense, 116th or worse in both passing and rushing offense and were ranked last nationally in converting 3rd downs (10 of 66).

An interim head coach will be named within the next few days. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available