Jerry Glanville resigns as Portland State coach

Jerry Glanville resigns as Portland State coach

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Jerry Glanville resigns as Portland State coach

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 1:44 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jerry Glanville has resigned after three years as head coach of the Portland State Vikings.

This past season, Portland State went 2-9 overall and 1-7 in the Big Sky Conference. Over Glanville's tenure the Vikings went 9-24.

Glanville, who coached in the NFL and was known for his 3-4 defense as well as a penchant for wearing black, was not available for comment.

Portland State athletic director Torre Chisholm said he and Glanville agreed on his resignation late Monday night.

He praised Glanville for his commitment.

"He brought an energy level and a sense of character to our program," Chisholm said. "It was infectious.

Glanville was hired by the Vikings in 2007 after two seasons as defensive coordinator at Hawaii under June Jones.

He was head coach of the Houston Oilers from 1986-89 and the Atlanta Falcons from 1990-93.

Chisholm said the search for a new head coach would begin immediately, and he hoped to have the position filled by early December.
 

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