COURTNEY MIRANDA; Social Media & Outreach Coordinator; mirandcs@plu.edu

BREAKING NEWS—Head football coach Scott Westering announced his resignation Wednesday Nov. 15, ending his career at Pacific Lutheran University after 14 seasons.

“I’ve dedicated my life to speaking into and molding the lives of young men through the greatest game in the world…football,” Westering said.

Assistant head coach Jud Keim will temporarily lead the Lutes through their recruiting season in the meantime. PLU has announced the swift start of a national search for the new head coach.

PLU athletic director Laurie Turner said she feels confident that a number of great candidates will be interested in the new position.

“PLU has a rich football tradition, and we play in a highly competitive conference that is regularly vying for national championships,” said Turner.

Westering was a champion student-athlete and a PLU Hall of Fame inductee. He helped PLU qualify for the NAIA or NCAA postseason 19 times and lead the Lutes to the NCAA Division III Tournament twice as head coach.

“I feel the time is right for me to pass the torch on,” said Westering. “I would like to thank PLU for the opportunity and support over the years. It’s been an incredible part of my and our family’s life.”

Read the press release of Coach Westering’s resignation here ◼︎

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