Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required
Prospector Poll

Are you going to be surfing the web or the waves this summer?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Sean Kugler steps down as head coach for UTEP football

File Photo

After a 0-5 start, the first time since 1992, UTEP football head coach Sean Kugler has chosen to resign from the program.

Kugler was 18-36 during his five-year tenure with the Miners, including a New Mexico Bowl appearance in 2014.

After meeting with coach [Bob] Stull and discussing my future and the future of this program, we mutually agreed the best thing is for me to step down as the head coach,” Kugler said in a press release. “My love for UTEP is in my heart forever, and my love for all the players that I have coached here is even stronger. We have accomplished many things together—a bowl appearance in 2014, a perfect APR score, the highest GPA in team history and countless players getting their degrees. I am so proud of my players and their behavior off the field representing El Paso as great ambassadors in community service.”

This year the Miners have been outscored 226-72 and were ranked last in all of FBS in offense as of last week.

“We really appreciate the dedication and hard work that coach Kugler has brought to this program, and we are proud of the accomplishments during his tenure as head coach,” Director of Athletics Bob Stull said. “After a long discussion, we have agreed that it is best for him and the program that he step down. Sean will always be a Miner and we wish him the best in his coaching future.”

A look at Kugler’s career at UTEP:
2013 UTEP 2–10 1–7 7th (West)
2014 UTEP 7–6 5–3 T–2nd (West) L New Mexico
2015 UTEP 5–7 3–5 T–4th (West)
2016 UTEP 4–8 2–6 T–5th (West)
2017 UTEP 0–5 0–1 (West)

Leave a Comment
About the Contributor
Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
More to Discover

Comments (0)

All The Prospector Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Activate Search
Sean Kugler steps down as head coach for UTEP football