Thursday, 22 December, 2011 8:14 AM
Winters to stay at Wayne State University
credit: WSU Athletics
Head Football Coach Paul Winters
DETROIT -- Paul
Winters the very successful football coach at Wayne State has made
a major commitment to Detroit. It was announced that he is forgoing
the offers from his alma mater, the University of Akron and will
sign a five year deal to stay at Wayne State.
After just competing in the NCAA D-II National Championship and
finishing with Wayne's best ever season of 12 wins, Winters made
the choice to stay in Detroit.
Tom Wistrcill of the University of Akron was in Detroit Sunday.
Today the Akron Department of Athletics said they would have a statement
later in the week but had no comment at this time regarding their
search for a new head coach.
Winters now finishing his eighth year at WSU has been 36-14 over
the past four seasons. He was named GLIAC Coach-of-the-Year in 2006
and 2008. The Warriors had nine wins in 2010 including eight conference
Director of Athletics Rob Fournier at WSU said, "We are ecstatic
that he decided to stay. This is an early Christmas gift for us."
Alan Gilmour the President of Wayne State issued a written statement,
"I am pleased to report that head football coach Paul Winters
has decided to remain at the helm of the Wayne State Warriors. In
signing an extension of his contract, Coach Winters has withdrawn
his name from consideration for the position of head coach at the
NCAA Division I University of Akron, where he played football himself."
State football had a great season