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Originally published: 2014-01-09 17:41:38
Last modified: 2014-01-09 17:42:24

Ayers to stay at Wofford

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

Wofford head coach Mike Ayers will stay at the school after interviewing for the Georgia Southern position, according to a published report.

The Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald's Todd Shanesy reported that Ayers, 65, was in Statesboro, Ga., Wednesday to interview for the head football coaching position vacated by Jeff Monken. He left Georgia Southern after four seasons to take the position at Army.

Ayers has been coaching at Wofford since 1988. The Terriers have won four Southern Conference championships, winning them in 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2012.

The Herald said that Ayers was a finalist along with Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz, Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper, Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton and Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell.

Georgia Southern is leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. Fellow SoCon member Appalachian State is also leaving the league to join the Sun Belt in 2014.