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Coach Mike Houston interviewed today.

Coach Mike Houston interviewed today.

BY JEFF HARTSELL
Posted 1/6/14 postandcourier.com

Lenoir-Rhyne coach Mike Houston met with The Citadel’s search committee and other officials this morning as the military school drew closer to naming a new football coach. Houston met with Citadel officials at the Holliday Alumni Center across the street from Johnson Hagood Stadium. He spent the day on campus and visited the football offices at Seignious Hall this afternoon.

Houston, 42, just finished his third season as head coach at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne, leading the Bears to a 13-2 record and an appearance in the national championship game. The 1994 Mars Hill graduate has been named South Atlantic Conference coach of the year twice, and owns a record of 29-8 in three seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne. He was defensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne for four years and also coached on the college level at Brevard. A year ago, Lenoir-Rhyne extended his contract through the 2016 season.

Navy assistant Ashley Ingram was one of three finalists for The Citadel job; he reportedly withdrew from consideration today. The third finalist is Air Force assistant Clay Hendrix.

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