BSU Football Head Coach Tesch Terminated
Longtime Bemidji State University Head Football Coach Jeff Tesch was notified on Monday of his termination by the university administration, according to a press release. Coach Tesch’s termination comes after he was placed on administrative leave in August.
“I want to thank the Bemidji community for the opportunity to coach this great program for two decades. I want to thank all the players who have touched my life in countless ways,” said Jeff Tesch in a statement. “I want to thank the assistant coaches, training staff, field crews, and all the people who put so much effort into making Bemidji State football the top quality program it is. Moving forward, I ask the community to please respect my family and the young men of the Bemidji State University football program during this difficult time.”
The Bemidji State University Faculty Association will be filing a grievance on behalf of Coach Tesch challenging the termination.
A restorative healing process sponsored by the BSU Faculty Association and Inter Faculty Organization will move forward as planned with the first event being held November 16 on campus. The event will run from 4 to 6 P-M in the Phy Ed Complex Beaver Pride Room.
See full coverage of Tesch’s termination and the events leading up to it in the cosch’s own words here.