Wofford football coach Josh Conklin resigns after 15-game losing streak

Wofford College played Kennesaw State University in college football on Sept. 18, 2021.  Wofford head coach Josh Conklin on the field.
Wofford College played Kennesaw State University in college football on Sept. 18, 2021. Wofford head coach Josh Conklin on the field.

According to a news release from the school, Wofford football coach Josh Conklin has resigned following a winless start to the 2022 season, and 15 consecutive losses going back to 2021.

Despite a successful start to his tenure with the Terriers – he won Southern Conference championships and made the FCS playoffs in 2018 and 2019 and was the league's coach of the year in 2019 – Conklin finishes with a 19-27 overall record.

“We appreciate the time and work that Josh has put into this program over the past five years, which included a pair of Southern Conference championships,” athletic director Richard Johnson said in the release. “We wish nothing but the best for Josh and his family in the future.”

Assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Watson has previous head coaching experience, serving as Southern Illinois's coach from 1994-96.

Wofford will hire a search firm to help find its next coach.

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