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VU sacks football coach

Updated: December 12, 2013 6:32AM



VU sacks football coach Carlson

Dale Carlson has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Valparaiso University football program, effective immediately, VU director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced Sunday.

Carlson, the 16th head coach in Valparaiso football history, was in his fourth season leading the VU football program and departs with a 3-40 record.

“We appreciate all the effort Dale Carlson has made during his time at Valpo to bring quality student-athletes to our campus that represent the university through their hard work on the field and in the classroom,” LaBarbera said. “But the on-field results during his tenure have not met the expectations of the university, and consequently, we have decided it best for the future of our football program that we move in a different direction.”

Assistant Mike Gravier will serve as head coach for the season finale Saturday against Dayton.



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