Following a 2-9 season, Brad Rzyczycki has stepped down as head coach of the football team. He will take over a new administrative role within the athletic department.

Rzyczycki just completed his eighth season as head coach of the Golden Knights, making him the second longest-tenured coach in program history.

"I would like to thank Gannon University for having me as the head football coach over the last eight years," Rzyczycki said in the University's release. "I am proud to have worked for such a prestigious university, and I appreciate the unbelievable opportunity I was given during my time here. I would like to personally thank all the members of the Gannon University community for their mentoring and development, and for making my time as the head football coach such a great experience.

"I'm excited to continue serving the university and our student-athletes in my new role."

His 38 victories are second-most by a Gannon head coach in any era.

Gannon will now begin a search to find its next head football coach. 

"As we continue to strengthen our commitment to excellence and providing a transformative experience for our student-athletes, we are excited to welcome Brad to our team of very talented athletic administrators," Gannon Director of Athletics Lisa Goddard McGuirk said. "He is committed to the mission, vision and the overall success of our department and the student-athletes that we serve. Brad is a leader who possesses many talents and attributes that will continue to best serve the University and our department as a whole."