Air Force coach Mike Hutcheon will resign at the end of this season, concluding a rocky seven-year tenure marked by futility on the field and controversy off it.
The (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Gazette, which first reported this story on Friday night, summarized Hutcheon's tumultuous run very well in this piece. The Falcons dropped three of four this weekend at Georgia State to fall to 8-28 on the season, dropping Hutcheon's record at the school to 73-273. Air Force is also 13-143 in Mountain West Conference play.
A week ago, Air Force suspended five players for violation of academy standards. Earlier in the season, two players were dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons.
Hutcheon will be reassigned within the athletic department for the remaining two years of his contract.
“It is important to note that this was a personal decision to leave the program and I never felt pressure in any way from the administration," Hutcheon said in a release. "I simply feel that the timing is right to step down and allow someone to take this program to the level we have all been working for these past six years. I would like to thank the senior staff and athletic director Hans Mueh for all of the support they have shown to me and my family.”
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