B-U’s Struble steps down as football coach

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Bill Struble resigned as head football coach Friday.

“We wish Coach Struble the best luck in the future,” Buckhannon-Upshur athletic director Randall Roy told The Inter-Mountain Monday. “We’re going to begin the search for a new football coach immediately.”

Struble, who has over 30 years of experience in coaching, spent the last four seasons as head football coach at B-U.

He replaced Dave Chipps, who currently serves as the middle school football coach at Buckhannon-Upshur.

In Struble’s first season at B-U, the squad went 3-9, while the next two seasons his team posted 2-8 records. This season his team finished 1-9.

Struble was the defensive coordinator at Bethany College for less than one full season before he took the job at Buckhannon-Upshur.

Before that, Struble was the head football coach at West Virginia Wesleyan for 26 seasons, where he led the Bobcats to three conference titles and a school-record 113 wins.

Struble was the only football coach in West Virginia Wesleyan history to have won consecutive conference championships.

“We are hoping to have the job filled in the future,” Roy said.