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UND applicant wants to ‘chuck the pigskin’: West Virginia man writes entertaining cover letter, applies for vacant coaching job


GRAND FORKS — Christopher McComas wasn’t necessarily looking around for new jobs.

But when he saw on Twitter the University of North Dakota was looking for a new head football coach, he decided to go for it.

McComas may have no formal coaching experience (he’s a system integration specialist at Marshall University) and no ties to North Dakota. But his application and cover letter definitely stood out from the rest.

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Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 10th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2014, he was named one of the top three beat writers in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.
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