Tim Pendergast, the Roger J. Weiss ’61 Coach of Football, was fired this afternoon after the Cornell football team posted a 1-9 (0-7 Ivy League) record this season. In his three years as the Red’s head coach, Pendergast posted a 7-22 record, including 5-16 in conference play. The announcement was made by Athletic Director Andy Noel.
After winning its first game of the season against Bucknell, the Red lost the next nine straight, including all seven of its conference games. The team suffered numerous injuries to key players, such as junior linebacker Joel Sussman, senior wide receiver Chad Nice, and senior quarterback and co-captain Mick Razzano.
The Red concluded its season this past Saturday with a 59-7 loss to Ivy League champion Penn in Philadelphia.
The athletic department announced that a national search for Pendergast’s successor will begin immediately.
See tomorrow’s Sun for full coverage.
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