UIW football coach Larry Kennan fired after six seasons

The University of the Incarnate Word is in the market for a new head coach after Larry Kennan, who led the Cardinals' program for six seasons, was fired Monday. 

UIW athletic director Brian Wickstrom announced Kennan's dismissal in a news release. 

"I want to thank Coach Kennan for his six years of hard work on behalf of hundreds of student-athletes," Wickstrom said in the release. "The UIW mission calls for respectful interaction that advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization and the common good. Coach Kennan fulfilled the mission and has set our program up for success at the highest level of college football."

The Cardinals finished 1-10 overall and 1-7 in the Southland Conference this season. Kennan, 73, went 20-46 in his six seasons at UIW. The Cardinals were 12-30 in the SLC during that span.

Kennan, who was an assistant coach with the 1983 Los Angeles Raiders team that won the Super Bowl, helped UIW make the transition from NCAA Division II to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA as a member of the SLC.

The Cardinals had two winning seasons under Kennan, finishing 6-5 in 2013 and 2015. 

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