Head football coach Sean McDonnell is taking an indefinite leave of absence for health-related reasons, according to Marty Scarano, director of athletics. Associate head coach Ricky Santos has been named interim head coach.
McDonnell joined the coaching staff in 1991 and has been head coach since 1999.
"Our entire department is aligned in doing everything to support Sean with the intent of getting him back to coaching his program," said Scarano. "This will be the ultimate team effort; the administration, coaching staff and most of all, the student-athletes will give everything we have to support Jenny and Sean during this challenge.”