Skip to main content

A College Football Coach Resigned "Effective Immediately" Today

Three footballs next to a pylon

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We're only a couple of weeks into the 2018 college football season, but one head coach has already had enough.

Denver Johnson, the head coach at Missouri Southern (Division 2), has resigned effective immediately today.

The team is currently on a 16-game losing streak.

Defensive coordinator Joe Bettasso has been named the interim coach.


"After long and thoughtful reflection, I have chosen at this time to resign out of consideration of the program," Johnson said in an MSSU Athletics Press Release. "I believe that affording the University the opportunity to begin a search immediately and name a new coach early in the upcoming recruiting cycle is paramount."

"There is a very capable staff in place to shepherd the program through the remainder of the season,” Johnson added in the release. “They are fine men and good coaches and they will provide the needed mentorship and guidance through this transition."

The team is off to an 0-3 start this season.