College Football: Tesch not hired at St. Cloud State
Bemidji State head football coach Jeff Tesch won't be leaving for St. Cloud State. Scott Underwood was slected as the new head football coach Tuesday at St. Cloud State University. Underwood served as the defensive coordinator, recruiting coordin...
Bemidji State head football coach Jeff Tesch won't be leaving for St. Cloud State.
Scott Underwood was slected as the new head football coach Tuesday at St. Cloud State University.
Underwood served as the defensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Huskies since 2001.
Former SCSU coach Randy Hedberg was reassigned after the 2007 season and has since accepted a job as the quarterback coach at Southern Illinois University, joining several coaches from the region who followed former North Dakota coach Dale Lennon to the Salukis.
Underwood was named the acting head coach after Hedberg's departure.
Tesch, who signed a four-year contract extension at BSU in January, was one of the three finalists for the position with Underwood and Wartburg Director of Athletics Rick Willis.
Tesch interviewed for the job in a public forum last week at St. Cloud State and cited two primary interests in the position; moving his family closer to family in Minneapolis and the belief that SCSU could be competitive on the national level.
It was the second time Tesch was not awarded the job at St. Cloud State.
He interviewed for the head coaching job when Hedberg was a finalist and was hired in 1999.
Tesch has coached Bemidji State since 1996 and holds a 78-51 overall record with the Beavers, which includes a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship in 2006 and an appearance in the Mineral Water Bowl.
Bemidji State was 7-4 overall last season and were 6-3 in NSIC play.
The conference will expand this fall with the inclusion of St. Cloud State, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Augustana into the NSIC.