Louisiana-Monroe fires coach Todd Berry

MONROE, La. (AP) Louisiana-Monroe athletic director Brian Wickstrom says football coach Todd Berry has been fired.

The move, announced Saturday, comes on the heels of ULM's 59-21 loss to Arkansas State, which dropped the Warhawks to 1-9.

Wickstrom says defensive line coach John Mumford will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of this season, after which a search for a new coach will take place.

Berry has been ULM's head coach since 2010 season.

Wickstrom says Berry ''raised the level of the program'' and brought it national attention with its in 2012, when ULM played in the Independence Bowl.

However, this year's struggles have come during construction of a new $4.1 million end zone addition to Malone Stadium, which was funded by private donations.

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