Kelly resigns at Georgetown to join Ball State staff

10:32 AM, Jan 30, 2014   |    comments
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Washington, DC ( - Georgetown head football coach Kevin Kelly announced Thursday he is resigning from his position after eight seasons to become an assistant coach at Ball State.

Rob Sgarlata, a 1994 Georgetown graduate who is the team's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, was named the interim head coach. Georgetown, the only Patriot League program that does not award football scholarships, will conduct a national search for its next head coach.

"We are grateful to Coach Kelly for his service to Georgetown and for his devotion to the education and overall development of his players," athletic director Lee Reed said. "While on the Hilltop, he embraced the challenge of coaching this program in the highly competitive Patriot League and has helped to build a strong foundation. We wish him well in his new position."

Kelly compiled a 24-63 record at Georgetown, including 2-9 overall and 1-4 in the Patriot League last season. The Hoyas posted an 8-3 record and Patriot League runner-up finish in 2011, when Kelly was named the league's coach of the year and he was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award as FCS coach of the year.

Sgarlata has been a part of the Hoyas' coaching staff for the past 18 seasons. He ranks among the program's all-time rushing leaders.

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