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Sartain resigns ETBU football coaching job

By Adam Ledyard ETBU Sports Information
Nov. 27, 2012 at 11 p.m.

MARSHALL - East Texas Baptist University announced the resignation of head football coach Mark Sartain on Tuesday.

Sartain was the second football coach at ETBU since the sport was brought back after a 50-year absence.

"We appreciate what Mark brought to our program with his strong Christian leadership," said Director of Athletics Kent Reeves.

During Sartain's six seasons at ETBU, the football program experienced several firsts, including the first night games at home.

Sartain compiled an overall record of 26-34 and the Tigers finished 3-7 overall and 2-5 in American Southwest Conference play this past season.

The Tigers were 5-5 in both 2010 and 2011.

ETBU will begin its search for the new head coach immediately.

"We understand the urgency in securing a new head coach quickly," said Reeves. "However, we will take the time necessary to make sure we secure the man which God has chosen for this position."

ETBU competes in the American Southwest Conference with Mary Hardin-Baylor, Louisiana College, Hardin-Simmons, Sul Ross, Texas Lutheran, Mississippi College and Howard Payne.



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