Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) officials announced today that Mike Kellar will no longer serve as head football coach. Kellar joined the Lenoir-Rhyne staff in December of 2015, and served as head coach for the past two seasons.
“I want to thank Coach Kellar for his contributions to LR and for the dedication he and his staff have shown in support of our student-athletes. I wish him and his family all the best in their future endeavors,” said Kim Pate, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Kellar finishes his two seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne with an overall record of 6-15, and a 5-9 record in South Atlantic Conference. The Bears finished seventh in the SAC this season with a 2-5 conference record, 3-7 overall.
Kellar came to Lenoir-Rhyne from California University of Pennsylvania, where he served four years as head coach. He was the 21st head coach in LR school history.
A national search will begin immediately for LR’s new football coach. Current Assistant Coach Dave Cole will serve as the interim coach.