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Wilmington coach steps down

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Minor

Wilmington athletic director Terry Rupert has announced that football coach Ken Minor has resigned his post, effective immediately.

Minor, who took over for Barry Wulf less than two months before the 2010 season, leaves with a record of 0-23. The Quakers have lost their three games this season by an average of 40 points and are on a losing streak of 29 consecutive games.

“We are grateful for the time and effort that Ken has given to the Wilmington College football team, athletic department and community,” said Rupert.

The school will conduct a national search at the end of the season.

A contender for the conference championship as a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Wilmington has struggled in football since moving to the Ohio Athletic Conference for the 2000 season. However, the past two years were the first winless seasons for the Quakers since the transition.

Niswonger

Offensive coordinator Jay Niswonger, new to the team this fall, will take over the reins as the interim head coach. Like Minor, Niswonger is a Wilmington alum, having graduated from the school in 1979 after a four-year career as a defensive standout for the Quakers. He was inducted into Wilmington College’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

He coached at Watkins Memorial, Clinton-Massie and Carlisle high schools before coming to Valley View in 1984. He transformed a Valley View program that had won 70 games prior to his arrival into a state power.

Niswonger’s career record at Valley View was 243-78-1. His teams won 11 Southwestern Buckeye League titles, made 16 state playoff appearances, advanced to seven state semifinals and won state championships in 1994, ’96 and ’97.

Wilmington (0-3, 0-2 OAC) travels to Muskingum (0-3, 0-2) this upcoming weekend.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Final
Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
Box Score Photos
Final
at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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Final
at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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