Kirk Talley has stepped down from the head coaching position at Warner University, the school has announced.
Five games into the season, the Royals are 2-3. They opened their season with losses to FCS Stetson, and Reinhardt (NAIA - GA) before collecting wins over Kentucky Christian (NAIA) and Union (NAIA - KY). Last weekend, they opened Mid-South play with a loss to St. Thomas (NAIA - FL) and all but one of their remaining games comes against conference competition.
Talley took over the head coaching role heading into the 2019 season, where he led the program to a 3-7 mark before going 2-4 in 2020. He originally joined the program as associate head coach / defensive coordinator in 2017.
Prior to Warner, Talley had a successful 16 season run as the head coach at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (D-III).
Michael Piasecki, who serves as the team's linebackers coach and director of football operations, will serve as the interim head coach.
The school notes that a national search to fill the head coaching job will begin soon.