After not fielding a program for 35-years, Mount Marty College (SD) has announced that they're starting a football program.
MMC athletic director Chris Kassin shared the following quote on the move with the Sioux City Journal.
”This is a great move for the Lancers, not only will the addition of football bring us into alignment with the offerings at other GPAC schools, but the need for additional athletes will allow us to expand our recruitment footprint in the region.”
The school, whose mascot is the Lancers, compete in the NAIA's Great Plains Athletic Conference in their other sports, and hopes to play their first game in 2022. The GPAC includes some powerhouse programs, including the defending national champions Morningside (IA), as well as top 15 team Northwestern (IA) and a resurgent top 25 program in Dordt (IA).
The decision to add football is a first for MMC, and the town of Yankton hasn't had a college football program since Yankton College closed back in the early 80's. The addition of football means all of South Dakota's four-year schools will now offer football.
A search for the program's first head coach will begin in May, the article adds.
Head here to read the full article on the new program.