Montana axes head coach, AD
Moves come after two players accused of sexual assault
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana has fired head coach Robin Pflugrad and athletic director Jim O’Day.
Assistant athletic director Greg Sundberg said O’Day and university President Royce Engstrom told staff and coaches on Thursday morning.
Sundberg says neither gave a reason for the firings other than to say it was time for a leadership change. University Vice President Jim Foley’s office said the school does not have immediate comment.
News of the firings comes as the football program deals with sexual assault allegations against players. Earlier this month, a Montana student accused starting quarterback Jordan Johnson of sexually assaulting her. No charges have been filed.
Special teams player Beau Donaldson was suspended from the team after being charged in January with raping an acquaintance.