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Helena coach gets Lights job


Montana State University-Northern athletics director Byron Ophus wasn't expecting it to be this easy.

What was supposed to take the better part of a week took roughly about 24 hours as Ophus announced today that Northern will hire Helena Capital head coach Mark Samson as the new head coach of the Lights football program.

"We had four very good candidates," Ophus said. "I don't think it was a matter of Mark being that far above the others, but he was definitely the choice."

Samson was the third candidate interviewed by the coaching search committee on Monday afternoon, and by Tuesday afterno...

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