As we noted yesterday, Weber State head coach Ron McBride has decided to retire at the end of this season.
Ron McBride was hired in December of 2004 and spent 7 seasons at the helm of the Wildcat program going 41-38 overall and 31-21 in Big Sky conference play, while leading the team to two FCS playoff appearances. Prior to coming to Weber State, McBride spent thirteen seasons leading the Utah Utes, starting his tenure in 1990 and compiled a record of 88-63. The win total at Utah is the second most in history. In his 20 years at the Division 1 level as a head coach, McBride compiled a record of 129-101.
Weber State competes in the FCS Big Sky conference along with Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona, Montana State, Montana, Sac State, Idaho State, Northern Colorado and Portland State.
Weber State (located in Ogden, Utah...30 minutes North of Salt Lake City) looks to be in very good shape with playoff appearances in 2008 and 2009 and 6 wins in 2010 when they played a brutal schedule.
This season they have struggled to find their rhythm and are currently sitting at 3-6, and wrap up the season with games against Northern Arizona at home this week before finishing at Portland State next week.
No word yet on plans for the search; but we're already hearing about interest in the job. We'll keep you updated.