Head football coach Drew Folmar leaves Kutztown University

Photo courtesy of Kutztown University Head Football Coach Drew Folmar left Kutztown University for a position at Lehigh University.
Photo courtesy of Kutztown University Head Football Coach Drew Folmar left Kutztown University for a position at Lehigh University.

Kutztown University is looking for its 16th head football coach following the departure of Drew Folmar, effective Friday, Jan. 24.

The University announced on Wednesday, Jan. 22, that Folmar had resigned in favor of an offensive coordinating position with Lehigh University.

“There are definitely mixed emotions,” said Kutztown athletic director Greg Bamberger. “Drew was without a doubt the best coach for us right now, but in this business you have to make the choices that are best for you and your family.”

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Folmar had served as Kutztown’s offensive coordinator prior to replacing Raymond Monica as head coach last winter. Under Folmar’s guidance, the Golden Bear offense never ranked lower than 12th in scoring from 2010 to 2012. He helped the team to its first PSAC championship in 2011. He also contributed to the success and development of three-time all-PSAC selection, Kevin Morton, the most successful quarterback in program history. Last year, Kutztown posted a 4-7 record under Folmar.

“I didn’t see it coming,” said Kodi Reed, a redshirt sophomore wide-receiver. “We know [coach Folmar] had to do what was best, but we players need to stick together in order to achieve our ultimate goal of a PSAC championship. The guys we have right now are going to be crucial to every part of the offseason. It has to start now, no matter what the circumstance.”

“The timing stinks, but the timing always stinks,” said Bamberger. “It is part of the process. I thank Drew for his time here. He contributed to some of the best success our program has ever seen. He is a tremendous offensive mind. We all wish him the best.”

According to Bamberger, the university will undergo a national search for Folmar’s successor as soon as possible.

The Patriot received no responses from Folmar to requests for an interview.