Jerry Partridge Relieved of Coaching Duties
ST. JOSEPH -
Missouri Western State University Director of Athletics Kurt McGuffin announced today that football head coach Jerry Partridge has been relieved of his coaching duties."Coach Partridge has been a part of Griffon football for most of his adult life as a player, assistant coach and head coach, and I thank him for his hard work, his passion and his loyalty," McGuffin said. "Our goal is to find a coach who can build on the foundation Jerry established to position our student-athletes for continued success on the field and in the classroom."
Prior to becoming head coach in 1997, Partridge was the defensive coordinator at Missouri Western for five seasons under head coach Stan McGarvey. Partridge was also an assistant at Murray State (Ky.) University and Austin Peay University in Tennessee. He served as a graduate assistant coach at both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri.
A national search for the seventh head coach in program history will begin immediately.