Dodge Announces Defensive Staff Change

DENTON, Texas (1/4/08) University of North Texas head football coach Todd Dodge has announced that he will not renew the contract of defensive coordinator Ron Mendoza for the 2008 season.


“After careful evaluation of our defense during this last season I have decided it is in the best interest of this football program to make a change at defensive coordinator,” Dodge said.  “These decisions are never easy, but ultimately I have to take the steps necessary that I believe will help build the football program at the University of North Texas.” 


Mendoza spent just one season at North Texas after Dodge brought him from his staff at Southlake Carroll High School where the two spent the previous seven years together.  In addition to his coordinator duties, Mendoza also coached the Mean Green linebackers.      


 “I truly appreciate the dedication and the effort that Ron Mendoza put into this program throughout the last year,” Dodge said.  “He is an outstanding football coach and a dear friend and I wish the absolute best for him in the future.”



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