BILLINGS – Rocky Mountain College head football coach Jason Petrino informed the school Monday morning that he’s accepted a Division I assistant coaching position, according to a release from Rocky’s athletics department.
“Our goal is to have a new head football coach hired and in place in seven to 10 days,” said RMC Executive Vice President Brad Nason. “We want to thank Coach Petrino for all of his hard work and for what he and his staff have done to make our football program top in the Frontier Conference.”
Petrino just finished his third year with the program and won Frontier Conference Coach of the Year honors after guiding Rocky to the league championship in 19 years. The Bears also earned a post-season berth but lost in the opening round at top-seeded Morningside, Iowa, 49-20.
Neither Petrino or Nason immediately return messages seeking comment.
The release didn’t reveal where Petrino’s next stop will be.
Update 8:22 p.m. – Petrino tweeted a goodbye message to Rocky players, staff and community and strongly endorsed Jared Petrino as his successor.
— Coach Jason Petrino (@JPetrino) December 4, 2018
Story by Scott Breen, Q2 Sports