Presbyterian coach Kevin Kelley, who built a reputation as "The Coach Who Never Punts" during a successful career as an Arkansas high school coach, is stepping down to "pursue other football interests," he said on Saturday. Kelley went 2-9 with the FCS school in his lone season after leading Pulaski Academy in Little Rock to nine high school state championships in 18 years.
Presbyterian won its first two games against St. Andrews and Fort Lauderdale, NAIA and NCCAA schools, respectively, by scores of 84-43 and 68-3. The Blue Hose lost their next nine games, including all eight Pioneer League conference games.
Presbyterian did finish third in FCS in total offense and ninth in scoring offense, but last in scoring defense, allowing more than 53 points per game. The Blue Hose punted 13 times in 11 games and converted 29 of 84 fourth downs.