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Snow College football coach Britt Maughan resigns

Snow College announced Tuesday that football coach Britt Maughan has resigned after four years as the team's head coach.

"I am announcing today that I will be stepping down as the head football coach at Snow College to pursue other coaching opportunities," Maughan said in a news release announcing his decision. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my nine seasons here at Snow College. We have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success. I felt it was necessary to make this decision now so that our current players and future players would have a great opportunity to succeed."

The Badgers went 31-13 under Maughan, including a No. 2 national ranking during the 2015 season. That year, he was named the Western States Football League Coach of the Year, as Snow College went 10-1 and won the Salt City Bowl.

The search for Maughan's replacement will begin immediately, officials at Snow College said.

This year, the Badgers went 6-4, with two games forfeited. On Nov. 16, Snow College Athletics Director Rob Nielson announced the team forfeited victories over Eastern Arizona College and Scottsdale Community College because Snow used an ineligible player in those games, according to Mika Traina, the radio voice of the Badgers.

Snow College wrapped up the season with a 42-14 victory over Phoenix College Nov. 12. Even with the two forfeits, Snow was ranked No. 18 in final junior college rankings released Monday.

Maughan coached 14 junior college All-Americans during his tenure, as well as 50 all-conference selections. This year, the Badgers had six all-conference honorees, includes wide receiver Alex Croyle (first team), quarterback Justin Miller (second team), linebacker Alani Pututatu (second team), linebacker Dax Eisinger (second team), punter Dom Panazzollo (second team), defensive back JoJo Henderson (second team) and defensive back Blake Miller (second team).

Maughan joined the Badgers coaching staff as a linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator in 2006, serving in that capacity until 2008. He also was a defensive intern working with safeties at Utah in 2009 and a defensive graduate assistant with the linebackers for the Utes in 2010.

Maughan then served as Snow's defensive coordinator from 2011-12 before being named the head coach in 2013, while retaining the defensive coordinator responsibilities.

Prior to his time at Snow in Ephraim, Maughan also served as an offensive coach at Ben Lomond High from 2004-05 and the offensive line/defensive line coach at Weber High in 2003. He played at Weber High from 1995-97 and graduated from Utah State with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

"We appreciate the many things Coach Maughan has done for our football program over the past few years," Nielson said in the news release. "Given his many accomplishments, I'm certain Coach Maughan will be successful wherever he goes. We wish him and his family all the very best."