Weber State football: Wildcats fire Jody Sears
College football • Weber coach was just 4-19 after replacing John L. Smith
Published: November 26, 2013 03:14PM
Updated: November 26, 2013 11:24PM
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Jody Sears is in his first season as the interim head coach at Weber State. Courtesy Weber State Football

Ogden • Weber State fired football coach Jody Sears on Tuesday morning.

The Wildcats finished 2-10 this season. They were 4-19 overall and 3-13 in the Big Sky Conference during Sears’ two seasons.

Sears took over the Weber program in the spring of 2012, when John L. Smith abruptly resigned before ever coaching a game.

“Jody was placed in a difficult situation, and we appreciate what he did for our football team,” Weber State athletic director Jerry Bovee said in a statement.

“In the end, we haven’t seen the progress in the program that we wanted and feel at this time it is best to make a change in our football leadership.”

Bovee added that a search for the new coach will begin immediately.

Weber State opened this season with a 50-40 win over Stephen F. Austin. But back-to-back loses to Utah (70-7) and Utah State (70-6) set the tone for the rest of the year. The Wildcats were outscored 214-22 during one four-game stretch this season.