Samson resigns as Northern football coach
Montana State University-Northern's head football coach Mark Samson has resigned.
The resignation was announced in a press release from the college administration Wednesday night.
There was no indication in the press release as to what prompted the resignation. Samson was placed on administrative leave on Monday. College officials would not comment on the leave.
Jake Eldridge, the defensive coordinator under Samson, will serve as interim coach for the coming season. A nationwide search will be conducted for a permanent replacement.
Samson compiled a 45-60 record during his 10-year tenure.
In the press release, Northern Athletic Director Christian Oberquell thanked Samson for his service. Samson was quoted as thanking players and fans who have supported the team over the past decade.