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Larson Steps Down As UW-Eau Claire Head Football Coach

Eau Claire (WQOW) — UW-Eau Claire Director of Athletics Dan Schumacher announced Friday that Head Football Coach Dan Larson has stepped down to take a position at Division 1 FCS North Dakota State next season.

Larson, a 2003 alum, led the Blugolds to a 4-6 record this past season, the most wins since 2012. UW-Eau Claire was 2-5 in the WIAC to finish in sixth place, which was the highest conference finish since 2013. The Blugolds also had some individula success, with two players earning First Team All-WIAC honors this past since, the most for the program since 2013.

Defensive Coordinator Matt Ebner has been named interim head coach, a national search will begin immediately.

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Collin Talbert

Collin Talbert is the sports director at WQOW News 18. He joined News 18 in June 2018 as our weekend sports anchor as was promoted to sports director in November 2018.

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