MTSU FIRES LONGTIME HEAD FOOTBALL COACH RICK STOCKSTILL

Middle Tennessee State University today fired longtime head coach Rick Stockstill following a 4-8 season. Stockstill was relieved of his duties as head coach after 18 years at the helm of Blue Raider football.

Stockstill was hired in December 2005.

MTSU will immediately be searching for a new head coach.

Some of Stockstill’s accomplishments over his career at MTSU include:

  • Six-time Coach of the Year (2006 SBC, 2009 co-SBC, 2018 C-USA, 3-time TSWA)
  • 2018 CUSA East Division champions
  • 2006 Sun Belt co-champions
  • 2009 New Orleans Bowl, 2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, 2021 Bahamas Bowl, and 2022 Hawaii Bowl champions
  • 113 wins, third all-time in program history
  • Ranks 6th nationally in most wins by an active FBS coach all coming at the same school
  • 10 bowl appearances and bowl eligible 12 times
  • Two NCAA awards for APR success (2011, 2012)
  • American Football Coaches Asso­­ciation’s 2017 Aca­demic Achieve­ment Award
  • Back-to-back eight-win seasons in 2012-13 for the first time in 21 years
  • Four straight bowl appearances from 2015-18 for the first time in program history
  • Six of the top eight crowds in Floyd Stadium history, including the top three
  • 10 All-Americans, including one Academic All-American
  • One overall conference player of the year and three defensive players of the year
  • Produced 47 First Team All-Conference honors