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UW-Whitewater coach takes Buffalo position

December 5, 2014

UW-Whitewater Head Football Coach Lance Leipold has accepted the position of head football coach at the University at Buffalo, a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school.

Leipold, a 1987 Whitewater graduate, currently owns a 106-6 career record as a head coach. He led the program to five national championships and, earlier this season, became the fastest head coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins.

A four-time WIAC Coach of the Year and five-time American Football Coaches Association Div. III National Coach of the Year, Leipold entered the 2014 season with the highest winning percentage among active coaches in college football. Last season, he became one of two coaches at any level to earn five AFCA Coach of the Year honors.

Under Leipold, the Warhawks won seven WIAC championships and reached the Stagg Bowl national championship game six times.

Whitewater, currently ranked Number one in the nation by d3football.com and the American Football Coaches Association, is set to host Wartburg (Iowa) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Div. III Playoffs this Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.