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UWL football coach Joel Dettwiler resigns

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In the wake of a fifth straight losing season, UW-La Crosse head football coach Joel Dettwiler has stepped down.

The university announced Dettwiler's resignation Monday afternoon.

As head coach of the Eagles, Dettwiler compiled a 16-34 (.320) overall and 12-23 (.343) record in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

He was hired by the university as the 12th head coach of the program in February 2011.

“I would like to thank Joel for his tenure at UW-La Crosse,” said UW-La Crosse Director of Athletics Kim Blum said in a statement released to the media. “There are countless aspects to running a collegiate football team and they are widely varied. Coach Dettwiler's work ethic in managing to these is second to none. He has brought a strong commitment to academics and teaches the value of giving back to the community to our student-athletes. Above all, I value Joel's passion for the game and his dedication to our program. I wish Joel and his family all the best."

Blum said a search for a new coach as soon as possible.

Joel Dettwiler's record at UW-L

2011:  3-7 overall, 2-5 WIAC

2012: 4-6 overall, 3-4 WIAC

2013: 3-7 overall, 3-4 WIAC

2014: 3-7 overall, 2-5 WIAC

2015: 3-7 overall, 2-5 WIAC

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