Southwest Baptist University Director of Athletics Mike Pitts has announced the resignation of head football coach Craig Schuler.
“More than two years ago we asked Coach Craig Schuler to make specific changes in our football program and he’s done that,” Pitts stated. “Our program is better because of the staff he has built and the players he has recruited. I will miss Craig and wish him the best as he moves forward.”
During his two years as the head coach at Southwest Baptist, Schuler compiled a 5-17 record.
“I have truly enjoyed my time here at SBU, and I will always treasure my experiences here, working with the great young coaching staff and gifted group of student athletes in our program,” Schuler commented. “In addition, Dr. Taylor and Mike Pitts have been extremely supportive and remain so, and I have no doubt the future of the program we have built will be safe under their guidance. The personal and family reasons that lead to my resignation have nothing to do with my love for SBU football and the people associated with my time here. The program is now in much better overall condition than when we arrived, and that makes me proud of our time here. I will be SBU’s biggest fan this fall, while I take some time away from the game I so dearly love.”
“I wish Coach Schuler the best in his future endeavors,” SBU President Dr. Pat Taylor stated. “The football program is better today than two and a half years ago when Coach Schuler joined the SBU family. Fortunately for the University, he is leaving an outstanding group of assistant coaches who will continue the growth and development of our football program. We anticipate the upcoming season will be very successful.”