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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State head football coach Marshall Sperbeck announced that he will resign effective today.

In seven years at Sacramento State, Sperbeck posted a 35-44 overall record. During his tenure, the Hornets gained national attention with victories at Oregon State and Colorado. He also coached 10 players to first team all-Big Sky Conference honors and seven All-Americans.

Prior to taking the job at Sacramento State, Sperbeck was head coach at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif., where he compiled a 109-53 record in 15 years and led the team to 11 bowl games.

Jody Sears has been named the interim coach for the 2014 season. Sears, who joined the Hornet staff as the defensive coordinator this spring, served as the head coach at Weber State the past two seasons and has been a defensive coordinator at Washington State and Eastern Washington.

Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, Sacramento State President
"I appreciate Marshall's dedication to improving our football team and promoting the success of our student-athletes. I want to assure our student-athletes, fans and supporters that the University will work quickly with interim coach Sears to ensure a successful transition and 2014 season for the football program."

Dr. Terry Wanless, Sacramento State Director of Athletics
"The Hornet football program made definite strides during Coach Sperbeck's seven years at Sacramento State. We are in a better place, with players performing at a higher level. I thank him for his commitment to our program, and I am excited about the Hornet team that will take the field in 2014."

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