Football coach will be having a ball at Ball State, but his leaving leaves Elon University in limbo without Lembo
CLICK HERE to read/see all from Brian Hall, WFMY NEWS 2 Sports photojournalist, on football coach Pete Lembo leaving Elon University….Very important video available on Coach Lembo leaving, please view and you will agree with me….
Elon, NC — Elon head football coach Pete Lembo resigned his position to accept the head coaching job at Ball State University, Director of Athletics Dave Blank announced on Sunday Dec. 19, 2010.
“Elon University and the Department of Athletics have much to be grateful for as a result of Pete Lembo’s hard work in building a successful football program over the past five seasons,” Blank said. “He and his staff have done a great job taking the Elon football program to the upper tier of the Southern Conference. Pete’s leadership has provided the foundation to developing an impressive group of student-athletes and young men on and off the playing field. While we are sorry to lose Pete as our head football coach, we wish him, Jenifer and their children nothing but the best as they move on to accept new challenges in life and in his coaching career.”
Lembo recently completed his fifth season with the Phoenix during which time Elon boasted a 35-22 overall record, including a 24-14 Southern Conference mark. Since 2006, Elon broke or tied 126 program, Southern Conference or NCAA records and with a 6-5 mark in 2010 posted its fourth consecutive winning season – a first for the program since nine straight winning campaigns from 1980-88.