Ron Caragher dismissed as San Jose State head coach

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 27, 2016

San Jose State head coach Ron Caragher will not return next season.

Caragher went 19-30 in four seasons, including two six-win seasons and one bowl win in 2015, but went 4-8 this year. He was hired in 2013 to replace Mike MacIntyre after Caragher went 44-22 in six years leading the University of San Diego. He inherited a program that had gone 11-2 in MacIntyre’s last year.

That was the program’s only winning season since 2006. The bowl game last year came after a 5-7 regular season. The program dates back to the 1890s, but has only been in FBS since 1996.

The San Jose Mercury News reports Caragher will be owed $525,000 for the final year of his contract. The next coach will be the program's third since 2009.

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