Richtman resigns as IW head coach

Michael Richtman
Michael Richtman

MT. PLEASANT — Iowa Wesleyan will be searching for a new head football coach before the 2020 season begins next fall. The University announced head coach Michael Richtman will step down at the end of the season, creating a vacancy in the IW football program.

Richtman will finish out his fourth season as head coach on Nov. 16 at home against the University of Northwestern. The Tigers have two games left this season, the first of which being a road contest at Greenville University this weekend.

The Tigers are 6-32 in Richtman’s tenure. IW was 1-9 in the year before he was hired, and improved their record by two games his first year. All of their wins have been in conference play.

“We would like to thank Coach Richtman for his service to Iowa Wesleyan University, specifically for his contributions to the football program,” said Athletic Director Derek Zander in a press release. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

IW is a historic school in the realm of football coaching. Former head coach Hal Mumme now serves as the offensive coordinator of the XFL’s Dallas Renegades. Former offensive coordinator Mike Leach is the head coach at Washington State University, and former player Dana Holgorsen is the head coach at the University of Houston.

Richtman took over for Tom Parkevich after the school let Parkevich go at the end of the 2016 season. Parkevich is now the defensive coordinator at Illinois College.