Albany State University head football coach resigns

ALBANY, Ga. – Albany State University has announced the resignation of its head football coach.

Dan Land has resigned his duties as Albany State University's head football coach effective immediately. He will remain on faculty. Land recently served in an interim role before being named to the position in June of last year.

“We appreciate the years of service Coach Land has contributed to this institution,” said Sherie Gordon, director of athletics. “I have accepted his resignation and wish him success in his future endeavors.”

Art Dunning, president of Albany State University, echoed Gordon’s sentiment.

“I want to thank Coach Land for serving as head coach for football. I understand and appreciate his desire for this career change and wish him well,” said Dunning.

Land has compiled a record of 11-8 during his two-year tenure as head coach. Land has also served as an assistant football coach and as athletic director at Albany State University.


About Albany State University …
Albany State University, in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African-American youth, the university continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. A progressive institution, Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the university responds to the needs of all of its constituents and offers educational programs and service to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia. For more information, see Follow the university on Twitter at @AlbanyStateUniv and on Facebook at Albany State University Official Page.