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Austin Peay football coach quits unexpectedly after 1 year on job

Mark Hudspeth unexpectedly resigns after leading the Governors to a program-record 11-win season
Credit: Austin Peay State University

CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee —

Austin Peay head football coach Mark Hudspeth has resigned after one season on the job that included him taking the Governors to a program-record 11 wins and a trip to the FCS quarterfinals.

Athletic director Gerald Harrison announced Hudspeth’s resignation Friday. The resignation is effective immediately. Harrison is keeping the rest of the coaching staff.

Under Hudspeth, Austin Peay won its second Ohio Valley Conference championship and made its first postseason appearance. The Ohio Valley Conference coach of the year says this was a personal decision to spend time with his family and he will return to coaching at the right time.

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