RALEIGH, N.C. – Michael Costa has been fired as the head football coach of St. Augustine’s University, the school announced Monday.

Costa was only one game into his 13th season as head coach at SAU after a 41-19 loss to Indiana (PA) on Saturday.

“We appreciate what Coach Costa has done for the team and Saint Augustine’s University,” Athletic director George Williams said in the school’s release. “At this time, we feel it’s best to go in another direction.”

Costa leaves SAU with a record of 39-63.

Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Michael Morand has been named interim head coach.

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Before coming to Saint Augustine’s University, Morand worked in the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles training camp as an intern in the scouting department during the summer of 2014. In 2013, he was the defensive coach for the Omaha Beef of the Championship Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL), where he helped guide the team to the playoffs.

An Atlanta, Ga. native, Morand was the Defensive Quality Control Coach/Linebacker Coach in 2012 and the Offensive Quality Control/ Assistant Wide Receiver Coach in 2011 for the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League. He was the co-Offensive coordinator, Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach at North Carolina A&T State University during the 2009-2010 season. He also served as the Director of Football Operations at A&T.

During his time at North Carolina A&T, Morand guided one of the top rushing attacks in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Before arriving at A&T, Morand served as the Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach at Virginia State University in 2007 and 2008.



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