Ted Egger has been named as interim head football coach at Pearl River Community College for the 2017 season.
The PRCC Board of Trustees approved the hiring on Tuesday during its June meeting. Egger served as the Wildcats defensive coordinator in 2016.
The 39-year-old Egger is a native of Hornell, New York, and attended Lock Haven (Pa.) University and graduated with a degree in health and physical education. He obtained his Masters from Adams State (Colo.) in human performance and education in 2002.
He replaces David Saunders. In May, PRCC announced that Saunders would not return as head coach for his second season.
Jeff Long, PRCC athletic director, said Coach Egger has shown great interest in our program and he has worked hard to help our players succeed on and off the field, as students first." We have the utmost confidence that Coach Egger will be a great leader for our program."
Egger said, "I'm very excited. it's a great opportunity to lead this program. We have goals that we set for ourselves and I'm excited to help these young men achieve those goals in the 2017 season. We have a great coaching staff in place, guys who have worked very hard to help our student-athletes achieve success in everything they do."
Egger and his wife, Sarah, have one son, T.J.
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