Minot State naming new head football coach - NBC Sports

Minot State naming new head football coach
January 30, 2014, 11:42 am

MINOT, N.D. (AP) A former college football coach who was cleared in a child pornography investigation in Minnesota is the new head coach at Minot State in North Dakota.

Minot State spokesman Michael Linnell confirmed Thursday that former Minnesota State-Mankato coach Todd Hoffner was being hired. KTOE radio first reported the move.

Hoffner didn't immediately respond to AP telephone and email requests for comment.

Hoffner was caught up in a child porn investigation in 2012. He was cleared by a judge, but Minnesota State removed him as coach and later fired him.

At Minot State, he succeeds Paul Rudolph, who resigned on Jan. 2 after seven seasons to become the offensive coordinator at North Dakota.

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