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DSU fires its head football coach

Rodney Adams
Delaware State Univ. Athletics

Delaware State University is looking for a new football coach.

DSU fired Rod Milstead Monday. He departs after compiling a 17-33 record over 5 seasons. That includes a 7-18 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Milstead was unable to lead the Hornets to a winning record during his tenure. The team fell just short in each of the last two seasons, finishing finished 5-6 each year under former DSU All-America lineman and 8-year NFL veteran.

The Hornets’ last winning season was in 2012

DSU Athletic Director Alecia Shields-Gadson thanked Milstead for his service and says a national search for his successor will begin soon.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.