Saint Augustine’s fired football coach Michael Costa on Monday.
Michael Morand, the offensive coordinator, has been named the Division II Falcons’ interim head coach.
The school did not give a reason for the abrupt parting with Costa, who was in his 13th season and had been the Falcons’ only coach since the Raleigh school re-started their football program in 2002.
“We appreciate what Coach Costa has done for the team and Saint Augustine’s University,” St. Aug’s athletic director George Williams said in a statement posted on the school’s web site. “At this time, we feel it’s best to go in another direction.”
Defensive coordinator Tremayne Henry was also fired on Monday.
The Falcons lost their opener 41-19 at Indiana (Pa.) on Saturday. Costa had a 39-63 record with the Falcons.
Morand was previously an assistant at North Carolina A&T and Virginia State. The Falcons host Wingate on Saturday.