Souers Won’t Return as Head Coach of Lumberjacks

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It may only be September but the coaching carousel started spinning in college football today with a change being made in Flagstaff. Longtime Lumberjack head coach Jerome Souers will not be back after this season is complete.

“Rather than wait until the end of the season, we want to celebrate Jerome’s 20 years of service with NAU. We want our university, Flagstaff and Big Sky communities to have the opportunity to thank him, and wish him the best in the next chapter of his life. I want to thank Jerome for his service to NAU and the football program,” NAU VP for Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos said.

Souers has been the head football coach at NAU since 1998. He has coached NAU to a 112-105 record since taking over the Lumberjack football program in 1998. Currently tied for the seventh-longest tenured coach in the FCS, Souers has coached 39 different players to All-American honors and 177 players to all-conference honors. In the classroom, his student-athletes have combined for 176 Big Sky All-Academic awards and seven total players have been named Academic All-Americans.

The ‘Jacks have lost their first two games of the 2017 season to Arizona and Western Illinois.