Bronx, NY (February 23, 2004) – Fordham University head football coach Dave Clawson has resigned his position to take the head coaching job at the University of Richmond.

“Dave Clawson did a tremendous job at Fordham and has this program going in the right direction,” said Executive Director of Athletics Frank McLaughlin. “We wish Dave the best of luck in his new position.”

Clawson led the Rams to a 26-10 record over the past three years, 14th best in the NCAA I-AA. He guided the 2001 team to a 7-4 record, Fordham’s first winning season since moving to I-AA in 1989, and the 2002 squad to a 10-3 mark as the Rams won their first ever Patriot League title and advanced to the NCAA I-AA playoffs.

Offensive coordinator Ed Foley will serve as the interim head coach as a national search for Clawson’s successor will begin immediately.