CMU announces head football coach will not return

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) Central Michigan University announced late Friday head football coach, John Bonamego, will not return.

"Making a leadership change is a difficult decision, especially when you know that coach has given his all to CMU," said Michael Alford, Director of Athletics.

"After conducting a 360-degree evaluation of the program, it was clear that a change is needed if we are going to compete for and win championships. We greatly appreciate all that John has done for his alma mater and wish him the best moving forward," said Alford.

Bonamego just finished his fourth season at CMU with an overall record of 22-29 and a MAC record of 15-17. The Chippewas were 1-11 overall, 0-8 in conference action this past season.

The school said Cory Hall will provide leadership until a new head coach is named.

A national search is expected to begin immediately, according to the school.