Beavers football forges new path as HC Aldrich’s tenure ends

After six seasons and a 10-45 overall record comprised solely of NSIC games, Minot State University announced on Friday that the contract of head football coach Mike Aldrich will not be renewed, marking the end of his six-year tenure helming the Beavers football program.

Under the guidance of Aldrich, a number of MSU football players earned notable national and conference accolades, along with Beavers offensive lineman Sebastian Gutierrez signing a free agent contract with the Denver Broncos during the summer of 2022.

JoseLuis Moreno and Ali Mohamed joined the aforementioned Gutierrez as All-Americans during Aldrich’s time with the program, in addition to Philip Green being one of only 22 players in all of college football to earn a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in the fall of 2021.

Aldrich’s time in charge of the Beavers also saw defensive lineman Will Jordan claim a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.

Speaking on the decision to not renew the contract of Aldrich, Minot State Director of Athletics Kevin Forde stated, “Discussions about the future of the Beaver football program led to this point where we felt the best path forward for our program was to make a change.”

Forde would go on to add, “We appreciate Mike’s work and dedication to the football program and what he has done for the university. We wish him all the best.”

Minot State University will immediately begin the process of identifying possible candidates for the head football coaching position.


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