BREAKING: Angelo State dismisses Will Wagner, hires Jeff Girsch as head football coach

The Angelo State Rams have dismissed head football coach Will Wagner after eight seasons and a 48-40 overall record.

“We met with Coach Wagner over the weekend and informed him of our decision,” said James Reid, ASU director of athletics. “We wish Will the very best, and we are grateful for his dedication to our athletics program and the lives of our students.”

Wagner was an assistant at Northwest Missouri State before coming to San Angelo. The Rams have a 6-4 this season after Saturday’s home win over Eastern New Mexico.

“We appreciate Coach Wagner for bringing a fresh approach to Rams football eight years ago,” said Dr. Brian May, president of Angelo State. “He made valuable contributions to our football program and championed the overall success of our student-athletes.”

Jeff Girsch has been with the Rams as defensive coordinator since 2014.

“Coach Girsch has been an outstanding leader and defensive coach for us since he joined Angelo State in 2014,” Reid said. “We look for him to bring those leadership skills to the entire Rams football team.”

Prior to joining Angelo State, Girsch spent 18 years as an assistant at St. Ambrose University.

“Jeff Girsch has coached some outstanding athletes to very successful results since he has been here,” Reid said. “Experience shows that he knows how to recruit and lead the Rams to a great future.”

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