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App State head coach Eliah Drinkwitz leaves App State, Clark named interim head coach

Athletic director Doug Gillin announced in a press release that he has commenced a search for a replacement former App State head coach Eliah Drinkwitz. Pending Board of Trustees approval, Shawn Clark will serve as the team’s interim head coach, effective immediately.

“Our football team has made history all season long, and we thank Coach Drinkwitz for leading this program to new heights as we aspire to be the best Group of Five program in college football,” Gillin said in the press release. “We wish Eli, Lindsey and the girls all the best.

Clark is a 1998 graduate of App State and was the assistant head coach in 2019.