NEW CONCORD – Head Football Coach Al Logan is leaving Muskingum University to pursue other opportunities, the Muskingum University Athletic Department announced on Wednesday (Nov. 29).

"Al Logan is admired by many Muskies for his hard work and dedication to Muskingum," said Athletic Director Larry Shank. "We are grateful for his service to our institution and our student-athletes."

Logan, a graduate of Barnesville High School, started his coaching career at Miami University (Ohio) in 1982 as an assistant wrestling coach. After earning a master’s degree in physical education from Miami, he served as defensive backs coach, strength coach and assistant track and field coach at John Carroll University in 1983-84.

From 1984-98, Logan coached at The University of the South, serving as head coach of the football, wrestling and track and field teams at various times. He was defensive coordinator for teams that won conference titles in 1990 and 1992, while ranking in the top 10 nationally in total defense.

In 1998, he coached at Davidson College, where he implemented the spread option offense that helped Davidson to a school-record five straight winning seasons (1998-2002) and a country-best winning streak of 18 consecutive victories from 1998-2000. He helped guide the 2000 squad to the school’s first-ever 10-0 season, was offensive coordinator for two seasons and recruiting coordinator from 2000-03.

Logan served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Muskies from 2006-2007. Prior to arriving in New Concord, Logan served as Wittenberg University’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach from 2004-2006.

Logan was a four-year letterman (1978-82) for Muskingum College, in football as an offensive lineman and in wrestling, and he was team captain in both sports. As a wrestler, Logan won more than 100 matches in his career and won the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship in 1981 and 1982. He was selected Outstanding Wrestler of the 1982 OAC Championship Meet and was a two-time All-American in the sport. Logan garnered the William G. Moore Award for "Outstanding Senior Athlete" in 1981-1982 and was inducted into the Muskingum Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.

Muskingum will launch a national search to identify its next head football coach. In the meantime, Assistant Coach Ethan Wetzel will serve as interim head coach.