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Former UND football coach Dale Lennon takes job at U-Mary

BISMARCK -- Former UND head football coach Dale Lennon has accepted an administrative position as director of public affairs at the University of Mary.

BISMARCK -- Former UND head football coach Dale Lennon has accepted an administrative position as director of public affairs at the University of Mary.

Lennon coached the University of Mary football program from 1997-99. From there, he moved to UND, where he was head coach from 1999-2007 and led UND to the Division II national title in 2001. He had a 90-24 record in his eight seasons as UND's head coach.

Lennon left UND to become head coach at Southern Illinois. He compiled a 51-42 record in eight seasons at Southern Illinois, but was relieved of his coaching duties after last season after his team posted a 3-8 record.

His overall record as a collegiate head coach is 153-75.

Lennon will begin his duties at U-Mary on Feb. 22.

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At U-Mary, he will be reunited with Roger Thomas and Josh Kotelnicki. Thomas, the U-Mary athletic director, was Lennon's head coach when he played at UND. Kotelnicki, the Marauders' current head football coach, played linebacker and was team captain on Lennon's NCAA national championship team.

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